limited stock Ernie Els

Big Easy Red

standard courier: 3 working days

Sold by: Ernie Els Wines

R 155

Ready to ship   available2 60 + Sold only in multiples of 6 Bottles

750 ml (Standard)

2015


Cultivar:

61% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Grenache, 4% Mourvèdre, 4% Cinsaut, 4% Viognier

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

89 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

14.68% alc vol Sugar g/l: 3.3
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend Cellaring Potential: 5 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Helderberg

Tasting Notes:

The sublime and lively 2015 vintage shines through in perhaps the best Big Easy yet. A melange of ripe Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is layered with waves of Grenache, Cinsaut, Mourvèdre and a touch of Viognier. Quite perfumed and fittingly complex, the palate is lined with chocolate, spice and confectionary cherries. A peppery nuance adds further character, all framed by a fine structure and juicy core.

Raspberries
Raspberries

Cherry Compote
Cherry Compote

Milk Chocolate
Milk Chocolate

White Pepper
White Pepper

As one of South Africa's leading ambassadors and one of the most recognizable faces in the world of sport, it is befitting that Ernie chose Stellenbosch to produce his wines. In 1999 the concept of Ernie Els Wines was born and with the help of award-winning winemaker Louis Strydom, they produced the maiden, 2000 vintage of Ernie Els - a 'classic' Bordeaux blend. The intention from the outset was to focus on delivering a quality product that could hold its own in the company of the world's finest wines. 

The Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre and Viognier were sourced from the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. Cinsaut was obtained from various sites in Stellenbosch as well. Grenache was purchased from both Wellington and Stellenbosch vineyards.

On the sorting table, all excess stalks and inferior berries were carefully removed. Grape bunches were gently destalked with a Bucher de-stalker and lightly crushed. Fermentation took place in 7-ton, open-top stainless steel tanks with yeast WE 372 being added to the juice. The wines were pumped-over and punched-down manually 5 times per day ensuring maximum colour extraction from the skins. After primary fermentation the maceration period was 10 - 16 days before pressing.

Aged for 14 months – 80% in 300 litre French Oak barrels and 20% in 300 litre American Oak barrels.

Food pairing

Grilled beef medallions in a peppercorn sauce.

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