Sauvignon Blanc – 2021

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

A multi-district wine from the Western Cape, with fruit from Darling, Durbanville, Paarl and Stellenbosch.

  • Vines planted 1995 – 2010
Harvest Notes
  • 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
Winemaker's Notes

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.

Wine Summary

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.

Technical Information
  • 89% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Semillion
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 6.8 g/l
  • pH: 3.17
  • Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/l

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