Erasmus Family, Cape Wine Company, 2014
This wine is a blend of Carignan, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Shiraz. It is a typical Mediterranean blend reflecting the elegance of the 2014 vintage with ripe, soft tannins. Only 3000 bottles were produced, making it quite the exclusive blend.
In the desolate winter of 1693, Pieter “Den Deen” Erasmus took a brave journey from the Netherlands to settle in the Cape. On 28 February 1699, Governer Willem Adriaan van der Stel would grant Erasmus the farm De Groenenbergh in Wagenmakersvallei, part of the sub-district of Drakenstein – better known today as Paarl. He married Maria Elizabeth Joosten who then joined him and subsequently gave birth to their son, Rasmus – the first of nine children.
Until his death in 1731, Erasmus paved the way for what today thrives as green-stretching vineyards. As the progenitor of the Erasmus family of South Africa, his legacy continues to thrive in his descendants who are still crafting wine in this region to this very day.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||14.5%|
|Vegetarian & Vegan||Vegetarian suitable, Vegan suitable|
|Style||Red - Powerful|
|Grape Type(s)||Carignan, Mourvedre, Grenache, Shiraz|
The Western Cape of South Africa is among some of the most beautiful vineyard locations in the world - vivid green pastures tucked between granite and sandstone cliffs, sapphire-blue ocean, and the bright white edifices of 300 year old colonial homesteads. One of the larger geographical units within the South African Wine of Origin classification system, most of the nation’s wines come from this region.