Earth Essence :
Wines preserved by Nature

In line with the worldwide farm to table trend which embraces Agri-Craft products without preservatives or synthetic ingredients, KWV’s Earth Essence wines embodies these principles with no added sulphur. Earth Essence reflects the unbridled beauty of the scenic Cape Winelands in South Africa where these wines are grown and preserved by nature. All that is now required is you, for whom it was made, to enjoy it.

The story of Earth's Essence is born of the ancient earth, where flavours, textures and properties are formed from within – feeding, nurturing, and providing. Richly fed vines and ripe, healthy fruit are perfectly primed for the artful making of wine while Rooibos, a yellow-flowered plant drawing upon millions of years of soil, completes the process.

The distinctly natural and healing Rooibos plant is as uniquely South African as the terroir which holds the vines, and its inclusion in the wine supplants the need for traditional preservatives.

All that is now required is for you to enjoy this natural wine.

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The Earth's Essence Process.

Earth's Essence is the result of a patented process that creates an exciting and entirely new wine category.

Earth Essence : Unconventional wine

KWV Earth Essence Chenin Blanc is a stunning example of a variety South Africa has become famous for: made from perfectly ripened grapes from vineyard pockets in the Swartland. KWV combines natural indigenous extracts, containing high levels of antioxidants in the winemaking process to ensure longevity naturally. The result is a sun-ripened, fruit forward and fresh wine with a richness and generosity reminiscent of South African culture.

Similarly distinctive with hints of sunny South Africa is KWV Earth Essence Shiraz, made from Swartland grapes, one of South Africa’s most renowned wine regions. Crafted using no added sulphur and only antioxidant rich natural plant extracts this wine is also truly preserved by nature. Wine Lovers will discover red fruits like pomegranate, spice and floral notes on this juicy and generous but easy drinking wine.

The Rooibos Wood

After five to seven years, the Rooibos plant becomes too old for tea production and is pulled out. The plants are then dried in the sun before the Rooibos wood is finely milled and placed into infusion bags – ready to be used in wine production. Only about 5g of wood per litre is needed to preserve the wine.

Wine Making with Wood

50% of Earth's Essence is fermented dry on the Rooibos wood, while 100% completes malolactic fermentation on the Rooibos wood.

Fermenting and maturing wine with wood from the indigenous South African Rooibos (Fabaceae family species, Asplathus) and Honeybush (Cyclopia) plants, is a natural way of keeping it sulphur free.

The Rooibos and Honeybush wood also contains high levels of antioxidants that naturally preserve it against oxidation and spoilage.

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Earth's Essence

Earth's Essence is the result of a patented process that has introduced an entirely new wine category.

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LIST OF CORRESPONDING APPLICATIONS FILED
Red Dawn IP Holdings (PTY) Limited

Entitled: "IMPROVED PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE AND PRODUCTS PRODUCED BY SUCH PROCESS"

Country
Application Date
Application Number
Application Status
Aripo
12/12/2012
AP/P/2014/007619
Pending
Australia
12/12/2012
AU2012335175
Pending
Brazil
12/12/2012
BR 11 2014 011374 2
Pending
Chile
12/12/2012
1223-2014
Pending
Canada
12/12/2012
2,855,376
Pending
China
12/12/2012
201280058795.0
Pending
Eurasia
12/12/2012
201490983
Pending
Europe
12/12/2012
12805771.8
Pending
Israel
12/12/2012
232553
Pending
India
12/12/2012
3826/DELNP/2014
Pending
Japan
12/12/2012
2014-540632
Pending
Sri Lanka
12/12/2012
17678
Pending
Mexico
12/12/2012
MX/a/2014/005609
Pending
Nigeria
12/12/2012
Pending
New Zealand
12/12/2012
NZ626061
Pending
Singapore
12/12/2012
11201402203T
Pending
Thailand
12/12/2012
1401002615
Pending
Vietnam
12/12/2012
1-2014-01909
Pending
USA
12/12/2012
14/357,277
Pending
South Africa
12/12/2012
2014/03329
Pending

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You can find Earth's Essence at the following stockists:

KWV Wine Emporium

Paarl

Kohler Street, Southern Paarl, 7646
Tel: +27 (0)21 807 3007/8
Fax: +27 (0)21 807 3119
Email: the_wine_emporium@kwv.co.za

Global Agents

South Africa

Lesley Paulse
Brand Manager
Tel. No.: +27 (0) 21 807 3911
Email: earthsessence@kwv.co.za
Postal address: PO Box 528, Paarl, 7624, South Africa

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