Still young with a shy nose, hints of citrus peel, notes of preserved lemon, lime and rounded out with riper guava, quince and pretty white florals. While super fresh, there is a hint of crushed almond to add weight to an entry with gentle acidity that follows to an all-round softer acidity kicking on to a medium long finish.
After the grapes had been sorted, the grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed. The wine was settled overnight and the sediment was racked off the next day. Post fermentation lees contact was maintained for two months with weekly stirring of the lees before racking and stabilisation prior to bottling. This wine is crafted in a fresh style without any oak component.
A beautiful summery wine, excellent chilled and enjoyed with light delicate dishes. Pork Chops, Savoury Soufflé, Light pasta dishes
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.
Alcohol: 12.5 %
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