Ernie Els Wines Ernie Els Signature

Ernie Els Wines Ernie Els Signature 2012

A classic Bordeaux blend, this wine is dark ruby red with an aroma of dark berries and hints of spiced sweet bread. The body is well balanced with great structure and integrated tannins. Flavors of eucalyptus and oak dominate the long finish.

 
Style:
Balanced, Earthy, Medium-bodied, Structured
Flavor:
Dark Berry, Spiced Sweet Bread, Eucalyptus, Oak
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot,
Petit Verdot,
Cabernet Franc,
Malbec
Alcohol Percentage
14.50%
Fermentation
Fermentation took place in 7-ton open top stainless steel tanks. The wines were pumped-over and punched-down manually 5 times per day ensuring maximum color extraction from the skins. After primary fermentation the maceration period was 10-16 days before pressing. Each variety is matured separately in oak barrels before blending and eventual bottling.
Aging
Aged for 20 months in 300 litre French oak barrels (70% new).
Acid
5.60 g/l