Ernie Els Wines Proprietor’s Blend

Ernie Els Wines Proprietor’s Blend 2014

A deep crimson color with bright purple highlights, this wine offers an aroma of toasty oak and Morello cherries. The body is supple and layered with flavors of graphite, salami, bacon and floral notes leading to mint and chocolate on the finish.

Style:
Complex, Supple, Balanced
Flavor:
Oak, Cherry, Graphite, Bacon, Salami, Mint, Chocolate
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Shiraz,
Merlot,
Cabernet Franc,
Malbec,
Petit Verdot
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. After primary fermentation the maceration period was 10-16 days before pressing.
Aging
Each variety is matured separately in oak barrels before blending and eventual bottling. Aged for 18 months, 70% in French oak barrels and 30% in American oak.
Acid
6.10 g/l