Bordeaux Style Wine Hong Kong - Vrede en Lust Boet Erasmus

Vrede en Lust Boet Erasmus 2017

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Technical Details

Style/Variety: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot

Region: Franschoek Valley, South Africa

ABV: 14.6%

Vol: 750ml

Tasting Notes

Very primary on the nose - lifted red and black fruit, tobacco and vanilla plus a little earthiness. Full bodied with pure fruit, bright acidity and fine tannins, with long and savory finsih. Poised and understated, this has a good future ahead of it.

Food Pairing

Beef, Game,Lamb, Veal & Cheese.

Winemaking

Boet Erasmus was Dana & Etienne Buys’ maternal grandfather. He played a major role in their lives and also introduced them to fine wines. It should therefore come as no surprise that the Vrede en Lust flagship red wine was named after this remarkable man. The Boet Erasmus is an elegant new-world style Bordeaux blend. This blend incorporates the classic varietals and showcases abundant fruit that is well-balanced with oak.

The 2019 National Wine Challenge awarded Boet Erasmus 2015 as a Double Gold Winner. The 2016 Boet Erasmus received the Top 100 & Double Platinum award at the 2020 National Wine Challenge.

 

Maturation

Each component of this wine were harvested at point of optimal ripeness and fermented in stainless steel tanks. A portion of the juice completed malolactic fermentation in 225L oak barrels. The wine was matured in French oak barrels (35% new) for 16-18 months.