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Neil Ellis Wines The Designate 2013

A vineyard selected blend from two premium sites, known to grow quality grapes of distinct style. The Tempranillo, from the Bottelary hills, overlooking False Bay. The Cabernet Sauvignon is from the Jonkershoek Valley. These exquisite parcels were fermented separately. A series of punch-downs and pump-overs were employed to manage extraction. Blending commenced in September 2013 to give these components enough time to marry. The wine spent 18 months in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: Dark, intense garnet colour. A subtle nose of dark and red cherries, violets and perfumed notes leading into masala spice and tobacco finish. The palate is elegant yet complex and dense. Dark berries and liquorice unfolds into an elegant and lengthy balanced palate.

Optimal for drinking now until 2029.

Winemaker: Warren Ellis

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 5 800.00
  • Lowest: R 3 800.00
  • Average: R 4 355.00


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


  • Alc: 14.00 vol%
  • RS: 1.90 g/l
  • TA: 5.40 g/l
  • pH: 3.59

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