In 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. 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.
Erasmus Family Reserve 2016
Delicate dried rose-petal notes on the nose with an abundance of mulberry, ripe black-fruit, subtle black pepper, maraschino cherry and an intrinsically bright, fruit-lifting acidity. The palate shows hints of graphite and is round, supple, densely textured with juicy tannins and a smooth finish.
The next “2016” vintage will be available within 2weeks – will keep you updated.
Syrah, Blends, Carignan, Grenache, Mourvédre
Erasmus Family Wines
|Grape Variety / Varietal||
50% carignan – 30% Mourvedré – 10% Syrah – 10% Grenache