Tim Atkin – Winemaking Legend 2017
Mindful that no single vineyard can satisfy the needs of all grape varieties, Neil Ellis set out to identify distinct terroir in which individual varieties will excel. He placed the emphasis not only on the environment but also on caring viticultural practises by a dedicated team of growers which extends through to the winemaking practises.
These limited release wines demonstrate the distinctiveness of specific vineyard sites and represent their finest quality. The mountain vineyards of Piekenierskloof are known to produce outstanding Grenache.
This wine spent 18 months in a combination of fourth and fifth-fill French oak barrels.
Vibrant crimson colour. Perfumed and spicy with rich plummy fruit. A medium bodied palate with good weight. Fine grained fruit tannins complement a rich concentrated palate .