Big Easy Chenin Blanc 2018

This Big Easy is 100% Chenin Blanc and shimmering in 2017.

It shows early promise of another fine Cape vintage that offers elegant ripeness and fine freshness. It is dominated by richly textured, pure fruit of apricots, pineapple and granny smith. More classical notes of lanolin and wet earth lay underneath, adding further complexity and layers. A hint of spice and citrus acidity brings on a long and lively finish. Rather opulent and powerful now, the Big Easy Chenin Blanc will ease into its swing over the next 2 years.

Grape Varities: 100% Chenin Blanc

Alc. 13,5% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,6g/l

Total Acidity: 6,44g/l

pH: 3,49

Vinification:

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

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Big Easy Rosè 2017

The light-bodied Big Easy Rose is pale Salmon in colour, but rich in character and elegant in composure.

Produced predominantly from Cinsaut, it offers beautiful fragrance, delicate fruit and a savoury edge.

Juicy citrus and dried strawberry lines the palate with and a dash of spice from the Shiraz component making for intriguing and yet uncomplicated drinking. Vibrant, fruity and almost saline, the finish is clean and lip-smackingly fresh.

Beautifully dry, delicious and refined, this is classic rose that can be enjoyed with or without food. 

Grape Varities: 75% Cinsaut, 25% Shiraz

Alc. 13,03% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,8g/l

Total Acidity: 6,04g/l

pH: 3,4

Vinification:

The Shiraz grapes were harvested from individually selected, low yielding trellised vines from northwest-facing vineyards within the Stellenbosch appellation.  The Cinsaut grapes were harvested from 24 year old bush vine from Perdeberg appellation.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Big Easy Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The concentrated and highly anticipated 2017 vintage has produced a rich and flavoursome Sauvignon Blanc.

Sourced from both Stellenbosch and Philadelphia, there is terrific balance of tropical fruit, cool climate elegance and a mineral structure.

Blasts of gooseberries, guava, passionfruit and lime coat your palate in a dance-off between freshness and power.

A dash of Semillon complements the palate further, offering a touch of spice and deep texture.

A hint of herbs on the finish add further complexity to a charming yet momentous Sauvignon Blanc.

Grape Varities: 96,6% Sauvignon Blanc, 3,4% Semillion

Alc. 13,91% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,7g/l

Total Acidity: 7,1g/l

pH: 3,3

In the Vinyard:

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were harvested from individually selected, low yielding vines from two appellations namely Darling and Stellenbosch. Each viticultural area and terroir lends its own unique flavour profile to the final blend.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Big Easy Red 2017

The sublime and lively 2016 vintage shines through in perhaps the best Big Easy yet.

A melange of ripe Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is layered with waves of Grenache, Cinsaut, Mourvèdre and a touch of Viognier.

Quite perfumed and fittingly complex, the palate is lined with chocolate, spice and confectionary cherries.

A peppery nuance adds further character, all framed by a fine structure and juicy core.

Ready to drink, its long chalky finish will assist its 5 years ageing potential.

Grape Varities: 60% Shiraz,  20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Grenache, 7% Cinsault, 3% Mouvedre, 5% Viognier

Alc. 14,05% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,7g/l

Total Acidity: 5,9g/l

pH: 3,61

In the Vinyard:

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.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Big Easy Red 2016

The sublime and lively 2016 vintage shines through in perhaps the best Big Easy yet.

A melange of ripe Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is layered with waves of Grenache, Cinsaut, Mourvèdre and a touch of Viognier.

Quite perfumed and fittingly complex, the palate is lined with chocolate, spice and confectionary cherries.

A peppery nuance adds further character, all framed by a fine structure and juicy core.

Ready to drink, its long chalky finish will assist its 5 years ageing potential.

Grape Varities: 60% Shiraz,  20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Grenache, 7% Cinsault, 3% Mouvedre, 5% Viognier

Alc. 14,05% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,7g/l

Total Acidity: 5,9g/l

pH: 3,61

In the Vinyard:

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.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The Cabernet Sauvignon is dazzling in the top 2015 vintage.

It is medium in body but full in character, charm and structure.

With air, notes of cassis, mint, baked plums and liquorice unfold on the nose, leading to a richly-fruited palate.

Hints of dried herbs and beef stock add complexity and lure to the finely textured, fruit-coated tannins.

The fresh acidity carries a long and lacy finish while the taught structure gives a platform for aging 2-5 years.

Grape Varities: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alc. 14,52% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,7g/l

Total Acidity: 6,2g/l

pH: 3,75

In the Vinyard:

The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards grow on the warm north-facing slopes of the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation.

The Hutton Clovelly soils contain a high gravel content which offers rich middle palate weight giving this wine exceptional depth and fruit purity.

Five clones of Cabernet Sauvignon were utilized in the production of this wine with CS46C being our most abundant in clonal selection.

With an altitude of approximately 250 metres above sea level together with the cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean just 15 kilometres away, this extends the ripening period by up to 3 weeks resulting in lovely phenolic ripeness.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Merlot 2015

The medium bodied 2015 Merlot is a reflection of a truly great vintage, exuding excellent ripeness along with freshness and poise. This wine manages to balance succulent red fruits with a savoury complexity; whiffs of tomato leaf, earth, tobacco and plums almost reminds one of Bordeaux. The palate is more sweet-fruited and juicy however, with cherries and strawberries taking centre stage. The tannins are soft like milk chocolate, supported by firm acidity and a long finish. Perhaps the finest vintage to date!

Grape Varities: 100% Merlot

Alc. 14,64% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,1g/l

Total Acidity: 6,3g/l

pH: 3,64

In the Vinyard:

The Merlot vineyards grow on the warm north-facing slopes of the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation. The Hutton Clovelly soils contain a high gravel content which offers rich middle palate weight giving this wine exceptional depth and fruit purity. With an altitude of approximately 250 metres above sea level together with the cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean just 15 kilometres away, this extends the ripening period by up to 3 weeks resulting in lovely phenolic ripeness.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Proprietor`s Blend 2015

The distinctive Proprietors Blend is bold and invigorating from start to finish.

This Bordeaux blend with the addition of Shiraz offers a balance of seamless structure and elegant generosity. 

Notes of sweet black and blueberry coulis dance on the nose, and with time, floral aromatics are coaxed from the glass.

Medium to full bodied, the intense cherry-laced core finishes with a whiff of mint and dried provencal herbs.

American and French oak is finely woven into the long finish, providing layers for further of aging potential over 10 years.

Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot

Alc. 14,77% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,1g/l

Total Acidity: 6,1g/l

pH: 3,81

In the Vinyard:

The Proprietor’s Blend is a blend of all the six varieties cultivated on the property. 

These vineyards grow on the warm north-facing slopes of the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation.

All six varieties thrive under these conditions and deliver rich, full-bodied red wines.

With an altitude of approximately 250 metres above sea level and the cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean just 15 kilometres away, the ripening period is extended by up to 3 weeks.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Proprietor`s Blend Syrah 2015

The Proprietors Syrah 2014 is a hedonistic expression, showing baked plums, bacon-fat and a hint of cinnamon.

Sweetly fruited throughout, the mid-palate is elegant and yet powerful offering a contemporary, luxurious style with rich intensity and depth.

Notes of peppered salami and goji berries are wound around fruit-laden tannins and well integrated oak.

Irresistible now, time will offer more savoury complexity and silky length. It well age well for 7 to 10 years.

Grape Varities: 95% Shiraz, 5% Viognier

Alc. 14,47% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,4g/l

Total Acidity: 6,3g/l

pH: 3,69

In the Vinyard:

Initial vineyard growth was slow due to late cold fronts experienced during August 2013 followed by cool, wet weather at the start of the growing season leading to relatively high incidence of disease.

Mid-November rainfall further hampered effective disease control by creating challenging spraying conditions and limiting access to the vineyards. As a result, downy mildew led to crop losses early on in the season in some of our red wine areas.

Thereafter, favourable climatic conditions improved for flowering and good berry set ensued.

The high rainfall in mid-November did however spark vigorous growth which required extra input to ensure superior grape quality and disease prevention through good canopy aeration and sunlight exposure.

Widespread rainfall during early January increased pressure on viticulturists due to the threat of disease and even further rot.

Ideal dry and moderate conditions reigned during ripening in January and mid-February after which a warm period accelerated ripening and resulted in great pressure on harvest intakes.

The wine potential looks promising in terms of quality.

Moderate weather conditions during the harvest season contributed to intense red wines.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Proprietor`s Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

From the magnificent 2015 vintage the Proprietors’ Cabernet Sauvignon offers bright blue berries, pencil lead and dusty notes with hints of minerality on the nose.

The palate is densely layered, with cassis, dark chocolate and a lingering fresh black cherry finish.

Compact and lush tannins enhance rich layers on the palate, which ends with a deep savoury edge.

It is impressively complex and soft in its youth, but will age with grace for up to 10 years.

Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alc. 14,86% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 2,8g/l

Total Acidity: 5,9g/l

pH: 3,89

In the Vinyard:

Our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards grow on the warm north-facing slopes of the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation.

The Hutton Clovelly soils contain a high gravel content offering rich middle palate weight and delivering exceptional depth and fruit purity.

Five clones of Cabernet Sauvignon were utilized in the production of this wine with CS46C being our most abundant clonal selection.

With an altitude of approximately 250 metres above sea level and the cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean just 15 kilometres away, the ripening period is extended by up to 3 weeks resulting in lovely phenolic ripeness.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

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Signature 2013

The 2013 follows on nicely to the phenomenal 2012, both serious and towering Cabernet Sauvignon-lead Bordeaux blends.

Deeply textured, powerful tannins provide a towering structure to this majestic wine, loaded with cassis, smoked herbs, graphite and tobacco notes. Full bodied rich and superbly balanced, a crescendo of wet earth, rich fruit and dark chocolate makes for a classy finish. A backward wine that will blossom for over the next decade and likely further.

Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot

Alc. 14,75% vol. 

Residual Sugar: 3,2g/l

Total Acidity: 6,3g/l

pH: 3,78

In the Vinyard:

All fruit was sourced from the Ernie Els Wines property whose vineyards grow on the warm north-facing slopes of the Helderberg region within the Stellenbosch appellation.

The Hutton Clovelly soils contain a high gravel content which offers rich middle palate weight giving this wine exceptional depth and fruit purity.

Each variety is separately managed to create unique and varied flavour profiles for this classic, ‘Medoc-style’, Bordeaux blend. With an altitude of approximately 250 metres above sea level together with the cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean just 15 kilometres away, this extends the ripening period by up to 3 weeks resulting in lovely phenolic ripeness.

Allergy information: Contains suliftes

54,75 €

73,00 € / L
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