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Shiraz is a noble black grape variety that is revered worldwide. South Africa in particular is producing world-class Shiraz wines that represent astonishing value for money. Ernestus is a medium ruby colour, the nose instantly providing waves of violets, pepper and peppered charcuterie. The juicy palate is filled with plum, spice and hints of oak. Drinking well now, sip this perfect midweek bottle alongside traditional South African braaied meats.
Ernestus Back, a wondering nomad of sorts, arrived the same night that a comet coloured the eastern sky after sunset. Greeted by Commander Zacharias Wagenaar, he was welcomed into the local community, entrusted to teach children and lend a hand in winemaking. As a rather jovial fellow, he would occasionally get too ‘hand’s on’ with the winemaking and ran amok causing much scandal – particularly on the ‘Lord’s Day’. Unimpressed, Commander Wagenaar made wine consumption illegal on Sundays, and promptly bundled Ernestus off to Batavia, his disappearance fading from the scene as swiftly as the comet.
This Bloemcool wine is made to honour the spirit of Ernestus Back – a man filled with much spirit.
|Wine of Origin||
Medium ruby colour
Violets, pepper and peppered charcuterie
The juicy palate is filled with plum, spice and hints of oak.
|Food Pairing Ideas||
Drinking well now, sip this perfect midweek bottle alongside traditional South African braaied meats.