Neil Ellis Whitehall Chardonnay Elgin 2018

Neil Ellis Whitehall Chardonnay Elgin 2018

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The Whitehall Chardonnay celebrates the legacy of site-selected vineyards. The grapes for this premium Chardonnay are close to the Whitehall farm from where Neil produced the first certified wine from Elgin. The philosophy is to craft Chardonnay of great purity, reflecting the site and the season in which it grew. These vineyards are positioned on south-facing slopes of which the soil is mainly white mineral sandstone and quartz on a clay sub-base. The vines are trellised and have access to supplementary irrigation. Harvest commenced on 26 February and carried through until 7 March 2018. Grapes were harvested at 22-22.8¬į Balling. The grapes were whole bunch pressed on a Champagne pressing cycle and using only the cuve√©. 100% barrel fermented, using 35% new 228-litre fine-grained oak barrels and the rest in 2nd and 3rd-fill oak barrels. 20% went through malolactic fermentation. The wine spent 9 months in 228-litre French oak barrels. Bottled in January 2019 at 13%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: Aromas of lemon zest, pear and white flower notes.

Palate: Tightly structured palate with mouth watering acidity, balanced by subtle oak.

Finish: Restrained mineral edge, with balanced richness, elegance and length.


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Neil Ellis Whitehall Chardonnay Elgin 2018