The crystalline-pink Big Easy Rosé 2016 is a melange of Shiraz and Cinsaut and offers a classically dry and yet fun style. The nose abounds with notes of crunchy strawberries, cherry and subtle black-currants. The palate is fresh and tangy but still delivers a savoury edge and long creamy finish. Light-bodied and characterful, this Rosé will be best enjoyed young.
The concept of Ernie Els Wines was born out of friendship between Ernie Els and Jean Engelbrecht back in 1999. The pair combined Jean’s knowledge of the world wine markets with Ernie’s impeccable worldwide acclaim and reputation, to full effect. Winemaker Louis Strydom often describes his Stellenbosch harvest as the one chance he gets every year to produce something truly memorable. With a raft of awards and ratings behind him, he has remained as consistent and focused as the estate’s.. read more
The grapes were hand-picked in the cool of early morning. On the sorting table, all excess stalks and inferior berries were carefully removed. Grape bunches were gently de-stemmed with a de-stalker and lightly crushed. The wine was left in a separator for one hour and racked-off into a settling tank. The following day fermentation was initiated at low temperatures (12-14°C) in stainless steel tanks with Vin13 yeast. This took place over a two week period. Working very reductively in the cellar after both crushing and de-stemming, post fermentation wine was stabilized prior to bottling. This wine is crafted in a fresh style without any oak component.