The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
2018 BIG EASY ROSÉ, Ernie Els. Stellenbosch, South Africa
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Area: The 72 hectare Ernie Els vineyard is on the northern slopes of the Helderburg mountain. Vines planted around 1999, a new state of the art winery completed in 2004 (well worth a visit - great for casual, good value lunches).
Grape Variety: Cinsault with a dash of Shiraz (a big change from in the past when Shiraz dominated and the style was much fuller-bodied).
Producer: Celebrities getting involved with wine is not often a recipe for success - rather an outlet for excessive ego. But winemaker Louis Styrdom is doing a great job here from vineyards high up on the northern slopes of the Helderberg mountain.
Old Bridge Rating: Cinsault dominates many Provencal rosés and this is very much in that style; pale, dry, under-stated and disarmingly easy to drink.
£12.95 per bottle
£12.30 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£11.66 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
5% discount on mixed cases of 6.
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.