limited stock Neil Ellis

Groenekloof Syrah

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R 130

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750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

88% Shiraz, 12% Cinsault

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.2
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 8 yrs
Origin: Swartland Appellation: Groenekloof

Tasting Notes:

This is a full bodied Shiraz, with a vibrant colour, which shows balance, elegance and great structure. The nose has bright dark fruit with contributing spicy perfumed aromas from the Cinsaut. The palate is fresh with grippy tannins.

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Neil Ellis and his son Warren make a varied and excellent range of wines using fruit from four different vineyard regions: Elgin, the Jonkershoek Valley, Piekenierskloof and, the source of this wine, Groenekloof, near Darling on South Africa’s Atlantic coast. This is one of two Neil Ellis ‘Shirazes’ from Groenekloof (there’s a Syrah in the winery’s pricier premium vineyard-selection series) and there’s also a third from cooler-climate Elgin. It is sourced from unirrigated, low-yielding bush vines on decomposed granite and clay soils and aged in larger, 500-litre French oak puncheons.

Sourced from low yielding bush vines on our property in the Groenekloof ward. The soils consist of decomposed granite and clay, allowing for good physical properties. These vineyards receive no supplementary irrigation.

Handpicked, crushed and fermented on skins in open top fermenters allowing punch downs and gentle pump-overs to extract colour, flavour and tannin. Malolactic fermentation in French oak puncheons.

Aged for 16 months in 5% new, and older French puncheons of 500 l capacity. Special care is taken to maintain fruit integrity. 12% Cinsault was blended with the Shiraz.

Food pairing

Grilled lamb or grass fed beef.

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