Big Easy Red
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011

Big Easy epitomizes and reflects Ernie’s manner; big in stature, gentle in character. A full-bodied, yet accessible red blend that is created around the bold structure of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre and Viognier were sourced from the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. Cinsaut was obtained from various sites in Stellenbosch as well. Grenache was purchased from both Wellington and Stellenbosch vineyards. This wine offers spicy, savory richness, and as the name suggests, the Big Easy is bold in flavor yet easy in demeanor.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep Red
Aroma
The juicy nose and palate is further enhanced by gorgeously perfumed Viognier, adding an extra dimension of silky depth.
Taste
The palate is lined with chocolate, spice and sweet cherries. A peppery nuance adds further character, all framed by a fine structure and juicy core.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2016
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
60% 
Shiraz
20% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
7% 
Cinsault
5% 
Grenache
5% 
Viognier
3% 
Mourvédre
Appellation: 
Western Cape
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Acid Level: 
5.90 g/l
Sugar Level: 
3.70 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation took place in 7-ton, open-top stainless steel tanks. The wines pumped-over and punched-down manually 5 times per day. The maceration period was 10-16 days before pressing.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Each variety is matured separately. Aged for 14 months – 80% in 300 litre French Oak barrels and 20% in 300 litre American Oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2017
Release Date:
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Cases Produced: 
34,000
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa

Big Easy epitomizes and reflects Ernie's manner; big in stature, gentle in character. A full-bodied, yet accessible red blend that is created around the bold structure of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre and Viognier were sourced from the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. Cinsaut was obtained from various sites in Stellenbosch as well. Grenache was purchased form both Wellington and Stellenbosch vineyards. This wine offers spicy, savory richness, and as the name suggests, the Big Easy is bold in flavor yet easy in demeanor.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep red
Aroma
The juicy nose and palate is further enhanced by gorgeously perfumed Viognier, adding an extra dimension of silky depth.
Taste
The palate is lined with chocolate, spice and sweet cherries. A peppery nuance adds a further character, all framed by a fine structure and juicy core.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
61% 
Shiraz
20% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
7% 
Grenache
4% 
Mourvédre
4% 
Viognier
4% 
Cinsault
Appellation: 
Western Cape
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Acid Level: 
5.90 g/l
Sugar Level: 
3.30 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation took place in 7-ton, open-top stainless steel tanks. The wines pumped-over and punched-down manually 5 times per day. The maceration period was 10-16 days before pressing.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Each variety is matured separately. Aged for 14 months – 80% in 300 litre French Oak barrels and 20% in 300 litre American Oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, May 30, 2016
Release Date:
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Cases Produced: 
22,000
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa

Big Easy epitomizes and reflects Ernie’s manner; big in stature, gentle in character. A full-bodied, yet accessible Mediterranean-style blend that is created around the bold structure of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre and Viognier were sourced from the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. Cinsaut was obtained from various sites in Stellenbosch as well. Grenache was purchased from both Wellington and Stellenbosch vineyards. This wine offers spicy, savory richness, and as the name suggests, the Big Easy is bold in flavor yet easy in demeanor.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep red
Aroma
The juicy nose and palate is further enhanced by gorgeously perfumed Viognier, adding an extra dimension of silky depth.
Taste
Black and red fruits with a hint of spice. Medium bodied and yet densely fruited, this charming wine finishes with macaroon nuts and sweet red cherries. Fresh, velvety and delicious in its youth.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
61% 
Shiraz
20% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
7% 
Grenache
4% 
Mourvédre
4% 
Viognier
4% 
Cinsault
Appellation: 
Western Cape
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Acid Level: 
3.67 g/l
Sugar Level: 
3.40 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation took place in 7-ton, open-top stainless steel tanks. The wines pumped-over and punched-down manually 5 times per day. The maceration period was 10-16 days before pressing.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Each variety is matured separately. Aged for 14 months – 80% in 300 litre French Oak barrels and 20% in 300 litre American Oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Release Date:
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
27,000
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa

Big Easy epitomizes and reflects Ernie’s manner; big in stature, gentle in character. A full-bodied, yet accessible Mediterranean-style blend that is created around the bold structure of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre and Viognier were sourced from the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. Cinsaut was obtained from various sites in Stellenbosch as well. Grenache was purchased from both Wellington and Stellenbosch vineyards. As the name suggests, the Big Easy is bold in flavor yet easy in demeanor. 

 

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep red
Aroma
Pure, ripe, purple and red fruits immediately leap out of the glass in an array of complexity, amplified by hints of rose-petals and boiled sweets.
Taste
Warm notes of milk chocolate and roasted coffee round off wonderful complexity and depth. Juicy and succulent palate with a dash of Rhône varieties which give a dried, provincial-herb edge to the exquisitely balanced finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
61% 
Shiraz
20% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
7% 
Grenache
4% 
Cinsault
4% 
Mourvédre
4% 
Viognier
Appellation: 
Western Cape
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Acid Level: 
3.66 g/l
Sugar Level: 
3.10 g/l
Length/Type of 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 maturated separately (micro-vinified) in oak barrels before blending and eventual bottling.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged for 14 months - 80% in 300 litre French Oak barrels and 20% in 300 litre American Oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Release Date:
Friday, August 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
30,000
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa

This wine, made by cellar master Louis Strydom, is Ernie Els’ vision to produce an exceptional wine, reflecting their respective commitment to quality. The Shiraz and the Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. Grenache Cinsault were picked from rare vine from Piekenierskloof on the West Coast. Mouvèdre and Viognier were delivered from neighboring Stellenbosch vineyards. The diversity of the various sites shows beautiful balance on the palate.

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Wine Notes
Color
Purple
Aroma
Notes of chai tea, French perfume, bramble berries and bacon fat create a spellbinding, complex bouquet.
Taste
The palate dances between a rich strawberry fruit and savory roast beef sensations. Immensely pure and juicy in a medium body, it finishes with salty dark chocolates and a pomegranate swirl. All coaxed by round, yet dry tannins and a long finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
61% 
Shiraz
20% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
7% 
Grenache
4% 
Mourvédre
4% 
Cinsault
4% 
Viognier
Appellation: 
Stellenbosch
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Acid Level: 
3.66 g/l
Sugar Level: 
3.80 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes were hand-picked in the cool of the early morning. On the sorting table, all excess stalks and rotten berries were removed carefully by hand. Grape bunches were gently destalked with a Butcher de-stalker and lightly crushed. Fermentation took place in 7-ton, open-top stainless steel tanks with yeast being added to the juice. 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.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Each variety is matured separately. Aged for 14 months - 80% in 300 litre French oak barrels and 20% in 300 litre American oak barrels.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa

This wine, made by cellar master Louis Strydom, is Ernie Els’ vision to produce an exceptional wine, reflecting their respective commitment to quality. The Shiraz and the Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. Grenache Cinsault were picked from rare vine from Piekenierskloof on the West Coast. Mouvèdre and Viognier were delivered from neighbouring Stellenbosch vineyards. The diversity of the various sites shows beautiful balance on the palate.

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Wine Notes
Color
Purple
Aroma
Aromas of black fruits and spice
Taste
The shiraz offers complex notes of rosemary and cured meat whilst the Cabernet Sauvignon adds a beguiling structure and sweet cherry fruit core. A spicy edge along with a fragrant, almost honeycomb-like finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
61% 
Shiraz
20% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
7% 
Grenache
4% 
Cinsault
4% 
Mourvédre
4% 
Viognier
Appellation: 
Stellenbosch
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Acid Level: 
6.20 g/l
Sugar Level: 
3.70 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation took place in 7-ton, open-top stainless steel tanks with yeast added to the juice. The wines were pumped-over and punched-down manually 5 times per day ensuring maximum colour extraction from the skins. After primary fermentation the maceration period was 10-16 days before pressing.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Each variety is matured separately in oak barrels before blending and eventual bottling. Will age well for 5 years or more.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa