Sincerely Chardonnay 2012, Western Cape, South Africa
Producer Neil Ellis Wines is celebrating 40 years of winemaking and 30 years of the Neil Ellis wine label. This is the first vintage produced in their new home, a state-of-the-art cellar, on the Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch. Back in the 80’s, Neil Ellis became the Capes’ first winemaker to make and sell wine under his own name. Pioneering a Burgundian approach in the Cape, he focussed on producing the best wine possible, in rented cellar space, selecting top quality growers to produce his grapes. Mindful that no single vineyard can satisfy the needs of all grape varieties, Neil Ellis set out to identify distinct sites where individual varieties excel. He developed long-term partnerships with quality-minded growers with exceptional vineyards in specific areas.Sourced from a multi-blend vineyard in the Western Cape region. The Sincerely Chardonnay 2012 features attractive green tints. Tight lemon and lime aromas with green apple notes. A focused palate with citrus fruit and an elegant long finish.