Thorne & Daughters Wanderer's Heart Cape Red Blend 2020
Region: Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 41% Grenache 30% Syrah 29% Mourvèdre
Bright ruby in colour. On the nose, well-defined aromas of red cherry and violet combine with spicy notes of cinnamon and cardamom. On the palate, the wine is poised with supple tannins and juicy acidity, leading to a multi-layered and moreish finish.
The ‘Wanderer’s Heart’ is made from a blend of grapes from carefully selected growers across the Western Cape. The Grenache is sourced from dry farmed vineyards on the Paardeberg mountain in the Swartland which has a combination of clay and granite soils. The Mourvèdre is the fruit of 12-year-old vines planted on clay/gravel soils in Bot River. The Syrah also comes from Bot River from 12-year-old vines planted on shale. The vineyards are all farmed sustainably and harvesting is done by hand.
Thorne & Daughters is widely acknowledged as one of the forerunners of the ‘New Wave’ wine movement in South Africa. Since 2013, John and Tasha Thorne-Seccombe have been producing innovative wines sourced from selected growers across the Western Cape.