Sauvignon Blanc – 2015

Region: south-africa


Neil Ellis is a South African wine industry icon and one of the early pioneers to bring quality levels up to world class standards. The winery sits 5 miles east of the town of Stellenbosch in the Jonkershoek Valley. It was founded in 1993 with the philosophy to source grapes from the top growers of the region. Neil owns vineyards and sources grapes from the regions of Stellenbosch, Darling, Darbanville and Elgin to produce the well balanced and easy to drink wines under the Sincerely label.

Grapes / Soils

100% Sauvignon Blanc

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

This is a multi-distinct blend with fruit sourced from Darling, Stellenbosch and Paarl.

Harvest Notes

Predominant flavours are those of tropical fruit with herbaceous overtones, whilst the overall impression is of elegance and delicacy with a long flavoursome finish.

Wine Summary
  • Made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1995 – 2010.
  • Grown on various types of soils.
  • Juice was allowed to settle for 3 days, was racked and fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures.
  • Aged on the lees in tank for 3 months before blending and bottling.
Technical Information
  • 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Residual Sugar: 2.31 g/l
  • Total Acid: 5.8 g/l
  • pH: 3.32
  • The juice was handled reductively and left to settle for 3 days after which it was racked and inoculated to ferment at low temperatures.
  • It was left on the lees for 3 months before blending and bottling.


87 Points

Very pale yellow with a green tinge.  Subtle aromas of citrus peel, gooseberry and tarragon.  Juicy and lively but supple too, offering modest complexity and density but an easygoing subtle sweetness to its brisk white fruit and citrus flavors.  Finishes firm and salty, with decent persistence.  This wine has capitalized on the added richness of its vintage.

Vinous, May, 2017

General Info

Country South Africa
Region (1) Costal Region (2) Cape South Coast
Appellation(s) (1) Stellenbosch, Darling (2) Elgin
Proprietor Neil Ellis
Founded 1993
Winemaker Warren Ellis
Annual Production 50,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable