Cape Winemakers Guild

Neil Ellis Auction Reserve 2011

Exquisite parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz were fermented separately in stainless steel fermenters. A series of pump overs and punch downs were employed to manage extraction. Further maceration followed before racking to barrel for malolactic fermentation. This wine spent 18 months in new French oak. Tasting Notes: Deep and generous red colour with a dark core. The aromatics reveal red and black fruits with fresh liquorice and black olive notes. The palate is seamless, sophisticated and stylish. Structure and texture weave into a tightly focussed, poised, multi-dimensional continuum. Fine and persistent shaley tannins conspire with bright acidity.

Winemaker: Neil Ellis – No…

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 3 100.00
  • Lowest: R 2 200.00
  • Average: R 2 430.00


  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 136
  • Cases Auctioned 60


  • Alc: 14.20 vol%
  • RS: 1.90 g/l
  • TA: 5.50 g/l
  • pH: 3.66

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