Ernie Els

Big Easy Chenin Blanc 2022

Scents of the tropics... pineapple chunks, salted mango, pawpaw and squeezes of lime drift on the breeze of orange blossom, honeysuckle and the faintest whiff of summer fynbos.

R110

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Viticulture

The Chenin Blanc grapes were harvested from individually-selected, low-yielding bush and trellised wines from the Perdeberg region nearby Paarl. The grapes were hand-harvested in the cool of early morning. On the sorting table, all excess stalks and inferior berries were carefully removed.

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Viniculture

After the grapes had been sorted, the grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed. The wine was settled overnight and the sediment was racked off the next day. Post fermentation lees contact was maintained for two months with weekly stirring of the lees before racking and stabilisation prior to bottling. This wine is crafted in a fresh style without any oak component.

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Tasting Notes

Scents of the tropics... pineapple chunks, salted mango, pawpaw and squeezes of lime drift on the breeze of orange blossom, honeysuckle and the faintest whiff of summer fynbos. This transporting bouquet follows on to the palate evolving into stones fruits; fresh cut peaches, bites of nectarine freshness and zesty apple skin. The fruit is mouth coating and rich lifted by an inherent vibrancy that crests long into the lime-tinged, chalky finish.

Wine of Origin: Western Cape

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Technical Data

100% Chenin Blanc

Alc 13.35% by Vol. - R.S 2.1 g/l - T.A. 5.4 g/l - pH. 3.47