Ernie Els Big Easy Red 2017

Ernie Els Big Easy Red 2017

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Varietal
Red Blend
Region
South Africa
Alcohol
14.0

Overview

Big Easy epitomizes and reflects Ernie’s manner; big in stature, gentle in character. This wine offers spicy, savory richness, and as the name suggests, the Big Easy is bold in flavor yet easy in demeanor. The palate is lined with chocolate, spice and sweet cherries. A peppery nuance adds further character, all framed by a fine structure and juicy core.

Aging

Aged for 14 in older oak barrels –80% in 300 literFrench Oak barrels and 20% in 300 litre AmericanOak barrels.

Fermentation

Hand harvested in the cool of the early morning. Whole berries are fermented in open top tanks and barrels with intermittent pump-overs and punchdowns to ensure a balance between flavor, color, and tannin extraction from the skins. Macerationfollows if needed.

Winemaker

Louis Strydom

Tasting Notes

Style

Juicy, Silky, Spicy, Structured

Flavor

Cherry, Chocolate

Aroma

The juicy nose and palate is further enhanced by gorgeously perfumed Viognier, adding an extra dimension of silky depth.