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Ernie Els Big Easy Chenin Blanc (2017)

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The 2017 Big Easy Chenin Blanc is loaded with ripe mandarin and lime on the nose, leading to notes of early spring jasmine and cling peaches. The tropical palate is richly textured with hints of wild herbs and Indian spice, adding complexity and good depth. It is medium-bodied and unhindered by oak giving a lively fruit structure and soft and easy finish. Drink and enjoy now.

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£11.49

    TypeWhite
    Vintage2017
    When to DrinkNow
    ProducerErnie Els Wines
    RegionWestern Cape
    Grapes100% Chenin Blanc
    PairingShrimp dishes
    ABV13.5%
    Volume75cl (Full Bottle)

    TASTING NOTES

    The 2017 Big Easy Chenin Blanc is loaded with ripe mandarin and lime on the nose, leading to notes of early spring jasmine and cling peaches. The tropical palate is richly textured with hints of wild herbs and Indian spice, adding complexity and good depth. It is medium-bodied and unhindered by oak giving a lively fruit structure and soft and easy finish. Drink and enjoy now.

    ABOUT THE VINEYARD

    The Chenin Blanc grapes were harvested from individually selected, low yielding bush and trellised vines from Stellenbosch and Paarl.

    WINEMAKING

    The grapes were hand-picked in the cool of early morning. On the sorting table, all excess stalks and inferior berries were carefully removed. Grape bunches were gently de-stemmed with a de-stalker and lightly crushed. The wine was settled overnight and the sediment racked-off the following day. Fermentation took place at low temperatures (12-14°C) in stainless steel tanks with a combination of yeasts, over a two week period. Working very reductively in the cellar after both crushing and de-stemming, post fermentation lees contact was maintained for two months with weekly stirring of the lees before racking and stabilization prior to bottling. This wine is crafted in a fresh style without any oak component.

    VINEYARDS

    Stellenbosch, Paarl

    VARIETAL COMPOSITION

    Chenin Blanc 100%

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    Ernie Els Big Easy Chenin Blanc (2017)

    The 2017 Big Easy Chenin Blanc is loaded with ripe mandarin and lime on the nose, leading to notes of early spring jasmine and cling peaches. The tropical palate is richly textured with hints of wild herbs and Indian spice, adding complexity and good depth. It is medium-bodied and unhindered by oak giving a lively fruit structure and soft and easy finish. Drink and enjoy now.

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