In the middle of 2016 we commissioned a writer friend to write a series of short children’s stories about growing up the Cape, and we used these stories as the inspiration for the names for our new red wines.
The 2018 Wanderer’s Heart is our Cape Red – a wine that is built around the incredible vineyards found all over the Western Cape. Aromas of ripe purple figs, rosemary oil, and sandal wood. The wine is poised on the palate with soft, chalky tannins, which give way to a finish of red plums, juniper and cranberries. The wine is bright and keenly balanced, very pure in its fruit with a dusting of fine tanin to complete the picture
Grenache noir – 34% Voor Paardeberg (6 years, clay soil), Paardeberg (13 years old, granite)
Cinsault – 26% Bottelary (46 years old, iron-rich red soils)
Grenache gris – 17% Wellington (4 years old, sandstone)
Mourvèdre – 13% Bot River (11 years old) – gravel/clay duplex soil
Syrah – 10% Bot River (11 years old) – shale