Neil Ellis Piekenierskloof Grenache 2013

Bright ruby colour. Vibrant red fruit with spicy peppery aromas which flows on to the palate. The palate has a lovely freshness, great length and fine grippy tannins. The wine is ever evolving in the glass.


variety : Grenache | 100% Grenache
winery : Neil Ellis Wines
winemaker : Warren Ellis
wine of origin : Piekenierskloof
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 5.31 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

These limited release wines demonstrate the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent our finest quality. The mountain vineyards of Piekenierskloof are known to produce outstanding Grenache.

in the vineyard : 

This wine was sourced from bush vines that were planted in 1954 in the Piekenierskloof. The soils are table mountain sandstone. 

about the harvest: 

Harvest commenced on 14th March. Grapes were harvested at 25.5° B with a total acid of 7.0 g/l and a pH of 3.43.

in the cellar : 

Fermentation initiated in stainless tanks and underwent a series of punch downs before completion of fermentation and malolactic fermentation in the barrel. This wine spent 19 months on 20% new, 20% 2nd , 60% older 500ℓ barrels.

Bottled in November 2014

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