Neil Ellis Wines

West Coast Sauvignon Blanc – 2022

Region: South Africa - Stellenbosch

Neil Ellis Wines

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. The eco-friendly winery produces wines from the regions of Stellenbosch, Darling, Darbanville and Elgin.

Reviews

“For Thanksgiving, $20 Wines Under $20” from The Pour by Eric Asimov, 11/16/2023

Lively and energetic, versatile enough to go with anything on the Thanksgiving table.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/16/dining/drinks/thanksgiving-wines.html

New York Times, November, 2023

“7 of the Best White Wines From South Africa (That Aren’t Chenin Blanc)” by Edward Deitch, 1/31/2024

There’s unusual elegance and complexity in this wine from the Cape West Coast appellation. It’s got typical Sauvignon grassiness that underlies the green apple, melon, and white grapefruit flavors. There’s a salty mineral note and a hint of black licorice on the long finish. The wine has a rich mouthfeel. Stylistically, I think of it as New Zealand meets Sancerre.

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VinePair, January, 2024