Cape Winemakers Guild

Neil Ellis Auction Reserve Pinotage 2011

This wine has been produced using a selection from high altitude cooler climate Jonkershoek vineyards. The major winemaking objective is to craft a wine that is both complex while young, yet has the capacity to evolve and mature admirably. Cold soaked for 4 days prior to natural fermentation, using 25% whole bunches with no pressings included. The wine remained on gross lees for 9 months without SO2 in 50% new and 50% seasoned 500 litre French oak barrels. The total time in barrel was 16 months. Tasting Notes: Dark crimson, suggestively varietal, brooding fruits of sweet glac?ed fruit. Scents of dark cherry are released. Plush, well-rounded and balanced, sweet red-currant and cherry fruits. Texturally seamless, integrated oak and tannins conspire to impress.

Winemaker: Neil Ellis – No…

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 5 000.00
  • Lowest: R 4 400.00
  • Average: R 4 910.00


  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 100
  • Cases Auctioned 40


  • Alc: 14.40 vol%
  • RS: 1.60 g/l
  • TA: 4.70 g/l
  • pH: 3.65

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