Ernie Else Big Easy Red Stellenbosch South Africa 2016
Per bottle £17.99
- Brand Ernie Else
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 14%
- Vintage 2016
- Country South Africa
- Country Region Stellenbosch
- Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
- Closure Cork
Intro to Ernie Else Big Easy Red –
As the name suggests the Ernie Else Big Easy Red from Stellenbosch in South Africa is bold in flavour and yet easy in demeanour and it is full of complex soft warm fruit, chocolate and coffee notes on the aroma and palate.
Full tasting and wine making –
Ernie Else Big Easy Red has an alluring kaleidoscope of black fruits, Christmas cake, liquorice and cinnamon aromas leading to a dense and full bodied palate. There is much spice from the dominant Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon adds punchy tannins and a robust structure. Floral and savoury notes from Mourvedre, Cinsaut and Viognier all contribute to the exotic rhythm of the Big Easy. Finally rounded-off by the gentle, sweet-fruited finish from a dash of comforting Grenache. Warm notes of milk chocolate and roasted coffee round off wonderful complexity and depth. A dash of Rhône varieties give a dried, provincial-herb edge to the exquisitely balanced finish.
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.
The producer –
As one of South Africa’s leading ambassadors and most recognizable of faces in the world of sport, it was fitting that Ernie should choose Stellenbosch to produce his wines, with vineyards located high up on the northern slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. The stunning new winery opened at the end of 2004. 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 worlds finest wines. As demand for Ernie’s wines has grown, so has the range. The team was caught out by the unexpected level of demand for the inaugural vintage of Big Easy, a delicious, fruit-driven red blend which is now accompanied by a refreshing Big Easy Chenin Blanc and Rosé.
Drink with –
Meaty casseroles are an ideal accompaniment to this wine.
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