Neil Ellis: Sincerely Shiraz 2014

Medium intense colour with plum red and crimson hues. Lifted aromas of dark ripe fruit, pepper and spice are complimented by plummy notes. Well balanced oak supports flavours of cherry, plums and fruit cake with sweet mid palate on the finish.

$20.00

Year: 2014

“Imitation is the sincerest of flattery” – Charles Caleb Colton 1780-1832

The Vineyards
This was sourced from a multi-vineyard blend from the Stellenbosch and Darling region. The vineyard soils are mainly decomposed granite.

The Grape Variety
100% Shiraz

Winemaking
Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks and underwent a series of pump overs until dry. Further maceration allowed before drawing off and light pressing.
The wine spent 14 months in a combination of, 2nd, 3rd and fourth fill French oak barrels.

Bottled in August 2015
Alcohol: 14.5%
Residual Sugar: 2.1 g/l
Total Acid: 5.7 g/l
pH: 3.6

Tasting notes
Medium intense colour with plum red and crimson hues.
Lifted aromas of dark ripe fruit, pepper and spice are complimented by plummy notes. Well balanced oak supports flavours of cherry, plums and fruit cake with sweet mid palate on the finish.