Neil Ellis Bottelary Hills Pinotage 2018

WINE ORIGIN | Bottelary

AV 14.26 | RS 2.2 | TA 5.6 | PH 3.43

WINEMAKER | Warren Ellis

Produced from 20-year-old bush vine vineyards grown on decomposed granite on rolling hills of the Bottelary region. Harvesting commenced on 12 February and the grapes were harvested at 25°B. Fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks whereafter the crushed grapes underwent a series of pump-overs and punching. The wine was racked off to barrel to complete alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. This wine spent 15 months in new French Oak barrels.

The Neil Ellis Bottelary Hills Pinotage 2018 shows notes of plum, dark cherries and rose petals lingering in the background. Dark and tart red cherries enter the palate with freshness flowing into fine, soft tannins on the mid-palate.

Beautifully poised and elegant…