Sauvignon Blanc – 2017

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 Durbanville, Paarl and Stellenbosch.

Harvest Notes
  • 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.
  • Bottled in May 2017.
Winemaker's Notes
  • Attractive pale straw like color with a healthy green hue.
  • The aromas are those of late summer fruits with subtle herbaceous overtones.
  • The overall impression is of a lively balance of fruit, elegance and freshness with balanced acidity.
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: 13.5%
  • Residual Sugar: 1.2 g/l
  • Total Acid: 6.4 g/l
  • pH: 3.27

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