Ernie Els Wines Merlot

Ernie Els Wines Merlot 2013

This smooth, bright purple wine offers a lush aroma of cherries, plums and raspberries. The full-bodied texture has a rich ripeness and flavors of cassis, currant, plum, vanilla and light floral notes. The silky tannins are highlighted on the long, lingering finish.

 
Style:
Balanced, Complex, Full-bodied, Spicy, Structured
Flavor:
Cassis, Currant, Plum, Vanilla, Violets
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Grapes
Merlot
Alcohol Percentage
14.50%
Fermentation
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. After primary fermentation the maceration period was 10-16 days before pressing.
Aging
Aged for 14 months in 300 litre French Oak barrels, 20% new.
Acid
5.80 g/l