Mindful that no single vineyard can satisfy the needs of all grape varieties, Neil Ellis set out to identify distinct terroir in which individual varieties will excel. He placed the emphasis not only on the environment but also on caring viticultural practices by a dedicated team of growers which extends through to the winemaking practices.
Today the journey of Neil Ellis Wines is not only of Neil Ellis anymore. After four decades of making wine, the next stage of the journey has begun with Neil’s son, Warren, sharing responsibilities of winemaker and viticulturist in the pursuit of quality winemaking. Neil’s youngest son, Charl heads the financial team while his daughter Margot fulfills the role of brand manager.
Today, we look at Neil Ellis’ maiden White Chardonnay which spent nine months in Frech oak barrels.Light golden green, with youthful lime and melon aromatics and gorgeous ripe citrus notes.It is fabulous with everything, from freshly shucked oyesters to butternut soup, from poached salmon with a Hollandaise sauce to a platter soft cheeses.The retail price is R225.
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