Merlot
2013
2011
2010

Ernie Els' life has mirrored a passion for excellence, which has been clearly reflected in his exceptional sporting achievements. His focus, discipline and commitment have been the foundation of his success, and these factors are evident in his quest to produce premium wine. This Merlot is sourced from select vineyards within the Stellenbosch appellation and this allows Ernie Els to capture an appealing flavor profile showing the eminence of the region while remaining true to this popular varietal.

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Wine Notes
Color
Bright purple
Aroma
The nose is soft and inviting with dried herbs, cherries, plums and just a hint of dark bitter chocolate.
Taste
The palate is medium bodied with sweet, red fruits and further complexity from notes of cigar box and wet earth. The fruity tannins are fine and somewhat delicate, adding a silky texture to a long spicy finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Merlot
Appellation: 
Stellenbosch
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Acid Level: 
5.80 g/l
Sugar Level: 
2.40 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. After primary fermentation the maceration period was 10-16 days before pressing.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged for 14 months in 300 litre French Oak barrels, 20% new.
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Release Date:
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
3,900
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa

Ernie Els' life has mirrored a passion for excellence, which has been clearly reflected in his exceptional sporting achievements. His focus, discipline and commitment have been the foundation of his success, and these factors are evident in his quest to produce premium wine. This Merlot is sourced from select vineyards within the Stellenbosch appellation and this allows Ernie Els to capture an appealing flavor profile showing the eminence of the region while remaining true to this popular varietal.

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Wine Notes
Color
Bright purple
Aroma
Plush, proud and voluptuous, strewn with red and black fruits rather than earthy green characters.
Taste
Morello cherries, a hint of fynbos and shards of dark chocolate complete a complex and inviting wine where the dense fruit is balanced by freshness and purity. Smooth, suave and succulent in its youth with the etched tannins supporting enormous depth.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Merlot
Appellation: 
Stellenbosch
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Acid Level: 
5.80 g/l
Sugar Level: 
2.40 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. After primary fermentation the maceration period was 10-16 days before pressing.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged for 14 months in 300 litre French oak barrels, 30% new.
Bottled Date: 
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Release Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Cases Produced: 
5,000
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. Ernie Els' life has mirrored a passion for excellence, which has been clearly reflected in his exceptional sporting achievements. His focus, discipline and commitment have been the foundation of his success, and these factors are evident in his quest to produce premium wine. The intention from the outset was to focus on delivering a quality product that could hold its own in the company of the world’s finest wines.

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Wine Notes
Color
Bright Purple
Aroma
Plush, proud and voluptuous, strewn with red and black fruits rather than earthy and green characters.
Taste
Morello cherries, a hint of fynbos and shards of dark chocolate complete a complex and inviting wine where the dense fruit is balanced by freshness and purity. Smooth, suave and succulent in its youth with the etched tannins supporting enormous length.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Merlot
Appellation: 
Stellenbosch
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
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 colour extraction from the skins. After primary fermentation the maceration period was 10 – 16 days before pressing.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged for 15 months – 300 litre French Oak barrels (30% new)
Bottled Date: 
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Release Date:
Friday, July 1, 2011
Cases Produced: 
1,700
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa