Vasco de Gama was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea. The first expedition left Lisbon in 1497 and followed the route pioneered by earlier explorers along the Eastern coast of Africa, before heading south across the Equator. For over 3 months they sailed the open ocean before successfully making landfall once again on the African coast.
Da Gama never set out to colonise the Cape and neither is there evidence of him ever having populated the land with vines. But if he had, the complexion of South Africa's vineyards today would be influenced more by Iberian rather than French varieties.
Excellent aperitif, fresh and clean.
|Region||Coastal Region, South Africa
|Producer||Vasco & The Explorers|