The Cabernet Sauvignon by Neil Ellis is a varietal, wonderful and multifaceted red wine from the South African wine-growing region Stellenbosch.
In the glass, this wine has a beautiful cherry red with purple highlights. In the nose a wonderfully fruity aroma unfolds - especially currant, blackberry and plums come to the fore - accompanied by fine hints of pepper and mint. The strong, lush, ripe, yet young palate unfolds a plum fruit underpinned by notes of new oak and delicate tannins. The finale comes with a nice length and subtle oak wort.
Vinification of Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are immediately brought to Neil Ellis' wine cellar after harvesting. Once there, the mash is first fermented in the stainless steel tanks. For the fine spice, woody nuances and strong colour, the ageing for 18 months in French oak barrels - of which 35% are new wood.
Food recommendation for the Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Neil Ellis
We recommend this dry red wine from South Africa with grilled beef, venison dishes with currant jelly as well as ripe cut and hard cheeses.
Awards for Cabernet Sauvignon Neil Ellis Stellenbosch
- John Platter: 4 stars for 2015
- Veritas: Gold Medal for 2014
- Tim Atkin: 91 points for 2014
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||6,1|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||2,5|
|Region:||Coastal Region (ZA)|
|Sub region:||Stellenbosch (ZA)|
|Occasion & Theme:||barbecue , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , Cooking with Friends , Romantic Dinner|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||18|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , spicy , dřevité|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||New World , classic , fragrant|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes|
|Glass Recommendation:||Red Wine Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , classic|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|Shutter type:||Stelvin Screw Cap|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Wein Service Bonn GmbH - DE-ÖKO-005 - Königswinterer Str. 552 - 53227 Bonn - Deutschland|