Neil Ellis the Left Bank

Fr26,500.00

The Grape Varieties

This is a blend of 33 Cabernet Sauvignon, 21%, 15% Cisaut, 7% Petit Verdot, 7% Pinotage, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Tempranillo, 3% Shiraz and 1% Alicante Bouschet.

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THE LEFT BANK 2016

More than simply a wine. The left bank honours a particular lifestyle.

 

The Vineyards

The grapes are sourced from a multi-vineyard blend in the western cape region. The sails are mostly clay loam to granite and shale.

Winemaking

Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks and underwent a series of pump-overs until dry. Further maceration before drawing off and light pressing.

 

The wine spent 14 months in french oak barrels of which 10% was new. Balance in 2nd, 3rd & 4th fill barrels. Alcohol: 14.0% Residual Sugar: 17 g/l Total acid: 5.6 g/l pH:3.56

 

Tasting notes

A full bodied red wine with purple-red hues and good depth of colour. Concentrated red berry fruits of dark cherries, plums and spicy fruit cake flavours provide a lifted intensity.

 

The nose is dean and pure with layers of rich dense fruits. Well integrated oak provides complexity. Fine soft tannins acid structural focus and length

 

“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.”

― Andre Simon 

“Wine is like the incarnation–it is both divine and human”

― Paul Tillich 

“Wine is bottled poetry” 

_ Robert L Stevenson

“People are like wine-some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.”

― Pope John XXIII 

“The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.” 

Thomas Love Peacock

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”

― Paulo Coelho

“it’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … it’s summertime!”

― Kenny Chesney 

“I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.”

― Oliver Goldsmith

 

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