Deep bright red colour with a dark core. The aromatics reveal red and black fruits with liquorice and Cedar notes. The palate is tight, fresh, and elegant. The Structure and texture weave into a tightly focussed, multi-dimensional continuum. Fine yet dense tannins conspire with bright acidity.
IN THE VINEYARD
55 % Cabernet Sauvignon – Jonkershoek Valley
25 % Petit Verdot – Jonkershoek Valley
20 % Syrah – Jonkershoek Valley
ABOUT THE HARVEST
IN THE CELLAR
Fermentation initiated in stainless steel fermenters and underwent a series of pump overs until dry. Further maceration followed before drawing off, light pressing and racking to barrel.
This wine spent 20 months in French oak barrels: 80% 1st fill, the balance in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.
Bottling date: December 2013
Webb Ellis bridges the way going forward, embracing the past, the present and the future. The wine is symbolic of the sharing of knowledge and wisdom from generation to generation, marrying traditional methods with new techniques, and embodying a spirit of innovation, open mindedness and joint respect.
It is finesse and integrity.
The wine takes its name from the Ellis and Webb families: Stephanie Ellis (née Webb) is Neil’s wife and has been his pillar of strength throughout the years. It honours the journey of Neil Ellis Wines from a solo venture to a highly reputed family business. All three of Neil and Stephanie’s children play an important role in the business: Warren, who graduated in viticulture and oenology and has a MSc in viticulture, is responsible for the vines and winemaking, Charl heads the financial team while Margot looks after the brand and marketing. Neil is the indispensable mentor, guiding career paths and ensuring that the family takes Neil Ellis Wines to the next level.