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.
A multi-district wine from the Western Cape, with fruit from Darling, Durbanville, Paarl and Stellenbosch.
- Vines planted 1995 – 2010
- Juice handled reductively and left to settle for 3 days
- Racked, then fermentation in stainless steel tanks at low temperature
- Aged on lees for 3 months before blending and bottling
- Bottled August 2021
Pale straw yellow with verdant highlights. Vivid tropical aromas in the nose, complimented by hints of citrus. An elegant palate balancing light tropical sweetness and mouth-watering acidity. The layered finish combines intriguing minerality and texture, long and poised.
89% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Semillion; alcohol: 13%; fruit from Darling, Durbanville, Paarl and Stellenbosch districts; vines planted 1995 – 2010; juice handled reductively and settled for 3 days; racked and fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures; aged on lees 3 months before blending and bottling; bottled August 2021.
- 89% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Semillion
- Alcohol: 13%
- Total Acidity: 6.8 g/l
- pH: 3.17
- Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/l
|Region||(1) Costal Region (2) Cape South Coast|
|Appellation(s)||(1) Stellenbosch, Darling (2) Elgin|
|Annual Production||50,000 9L cases|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Sustainable|