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 2019 Wanderer’s Heart is our Cape Red – a wine that is built around the incredible vineyards found all over the Western Cape. Aromas of ruby grapefruit, dark red berries and cassia bark. The wine is poised on the palate with soft, chalky tannins, which give way to a finish of black cherries, cedar wood and cinnamon. The wine is bright and keenly balanced, very pure in its fruit with a dusting of fine tannin to complete the picture.
Grenache noir – 66% Voor Paardeberg (7 years, clay soil), Paardeberg (14 years old, granite)
Mourvèdre – 23% Bot River (12 years old) – gravel/clay duplex soil
Syrah – 11% Bot River (12 years old) – shale