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Since Ernst subscribes to the French philosophy that the quality of the grape is inextricably linked to the "terroir", he travels to various regions throughout the Western Cape and handpicks his grapes in the areas where they naturally grow at their very best.  We have immense respect for our partners who produce these grapes and cherish the relationships we`ve built over the years.  Their passion for producing quality grapes enables us to achieve our goal of creating and marketing our wines under the Ernst Gouws & Co label - wines that bear the signature of Ernst Gouws' seal of approval.

CHENIN BLANC 2017 WO Stellenbosch

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Winemaker's Notes: 

Refreshingly fragrant, our Chenin blanc comes alive brimming with pear, melon and golden apple aromas. The mid-palate is well-balanced and youthful, flowing with nectarine, pineapple and finishing with citrus precision.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve at ±10 degrees Celcius. Matches perfectly to Meditterenean cuisine.

SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017 WO Stellenbosch

 

Winemaker's Notes:

Presenting fresh, lively aromas of melon and granadilla, coupled with the gentle yet sustained presence of green pepper and tarragon, this beautifully collated wine has a full mid-palate that provides tropical and citrus characteristics. Finishing crisp and dry with a touch of gooseberry flesh, it is perfectly balanced and a fantastic Sauvignon Blanc for all taste buds.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve at ±10 degrees Celcius. Try it with paella or fresh linefish in a lemon-butter sauce.

 

CHARDONNAY 2016 WO Stellenbosch


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Winemaker's Notes: 

Vibrant citrus flavours coupled with the gentle influence of light-oaking make this a versatile wine for all occasions. Broad across the palate with expressive notes of tangy apricot and toasted nuts, it presents balanced fruit freshness and creamy, honeyed notes. A long-standing limey texture completes this fantastic food wine. 

Serving Suggestion:

Serve at ±12 degrees Celcius. A great partner for a classic Cape Malay curry or any Thai-inspired dish. 

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NINETEENFIFTYTWO 2016 WO Stellenbosch

 

Winemaker's Notes:

A classic blend for a flagship white wine, the 1952 celebrates the sixtieth birthday of Ernst Gouws. This carefully balanced blend of Sauvignon blanc and Semillon opens to a rich and creamy nose enhanced by a delicious apricot and lime blossom fragrance as well as a touch of smoke. Wine lovers will appreciate the harmony between grassy aromas and bright grapefruit that envelops the palate; displaying a crisp acidity coupled with a satisfying buttery fullness. The blend culminates in a focused and persistent dry citrus finish.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve at ±12 degrees Celcius. Try it with the finest seared salmon steak or fragrant roast chicken to offset it to perfection. 

PINOTAGE 2016 WO Stellenbosch

 

Winemaker's Notes:

With upfront aromas of black and red berries, and the warmth of cloves and sweet anise, our Pinotage is a juicy number that is unashamedly moreish. Robust, clean fruit and smooth oak influence make it a real crowd-pleaser and an excellent example of South Africa’s own grape. Soft, ripe tannins coupled with a lengthy finish.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve at ±18 degrees Celcius. This is the ideal partner for venison or a typical Sunday roast leg of lamb.

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MERLOT 2015 WO Stellenbosch

 

Winemaker's Notes:

A beguiling mix of dark chocolate and toasted oak aromas leading into an intense cherry and blackberry palate mixed with dried violets. Good concentration and firm tannins accompany a savoury and lingering finish.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve at ±18 degrees Celcius. Fantastic to pair with a piece of medium-to-rare seared steak, especially when covered in a creamy mushroom sauce.

SHIRAZ 2015 WO Riebeek Berg

 

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense strawberry and vanilla notes make this Shiraz irresistible. With its evocative nose and full, rich palate of ripe cherry, rose petal and delicately spiced plums, it’s a food-pairers dream. Beautifully rounded, this wine is smooth and giving, leaving a lingering plush finish that will be remembered.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve at ±18 degrees Celcius. For the ultimate pairing, try this wine alongside roast turkey with cranberry sauce, or with braaied game meats.

PINOT NOIR 2016 WO Western Cape

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Winemaker's Notes:

In a brilliant shade of pale ruby, our Pinot noir offers the quintessential aromas of sharp red cherry and fresh cranberries. An accessible palate brimming with sweet and sour red berry notes is complimented by generous firm acidity, dried herbs and a delightfully pure raspberry finish.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve at ±15 degrees Celcius. A fine partner to Charcuterie platters with brie and camembert, as well as crispy, seared duck.