aenigma - from Neil Ellis Wines

Aenigma – 2014

Region: south-africa

aenigma - from Neil Ellis Wines

Grapes / Soils

54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Shiraz, 7% Merlot

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

A multi-vineyard blend.

Winemaker's Notes
  • Attractive bright colour with good depth and intensity.
  • Spicy aromas with a hint of earthy complexity.
  • Well integrated oak with elegant palate.
  • The palate is nicely textured with a complexity that holds interest.
Technical Information
  • 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Shiraz, 7% Merlot
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Residual Sugar: 2.5 g/l
  • Total Acid: 5.6g/l
  • pH: 3.60
  • Fermentation initiated in stainless tanks and underwent a series of pump-overs until dry.
  • Further maceration allowed before drawing off and light pressing.
  • This wine spent 12 months in a combination of second, third and fourth fill French oak barrels.

General Info

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