2012 Neil Ellis Chardonnay Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa

89 WA

2012 Neil Ellis Chardonnay Stellenbosch


as part of a mixed case.

24+ bottles available.

Winemaker's Notes
"Pale straw colour with attractive green tints. Citrus notes and layers of fresh white peach supported by spicy oak. This medium-bodied Chardonnay shows melon and grapefruit elements with good texture and excellent mouthfeel whilst the subtle spicy oak supports subtlety. Subtle citrus-like acidity ensures a refreshing length on the finish."

Technical Notes
"One-third fermented with native yeast in new French oak barrels undergoing malolactic fermentation, one-third fermented in used French oak barrels with no malolactic, one-third tank fermented and left on lees for six months; matured six months in barrels in which wine was fermented. 13.5% alc."
Wine Advocate
"89 pts ...Aged in wood barrels for six months, the 2012 Chardonnay Stellenbosch exhibits more minerality, slightly higher acids, and plenty of tropical fruit, poached pear, honeysuckle and flower characteristics. This well-made, personality-filled Chardonnay tastes like a Chardonnay made with a Sauvignon Blanc perspective."