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Thorne & Daughters ‘Wanderer’s Heart’ Cape Red 2019

R275.00

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

Christian Eedes: “66% Grenache, 21% Mourvèdre and 12% Shiraz – no Cinsault in this vintage and arguably more refined as a result. A pretty nose with top notes of flowers, herbs and spice before wild berry. The palate is light-bodied with lovely fruit purity, fresh acidity and powdery tannins. Accessible without being simple, this has lip-smacking refreshment value.

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John has drawn on the great history of wine growing here in the Cape, putting together old vineyard parcels with new grape cultivars, and making wines with old-school simplicity and a modern ‘edge’. His approach to wine making is simple, honest and gentle, and he is looking to make wines that tell a story, not wines that shout and bang a drum. The “Wanderer’s Heart” Cape Red Blend was added to the range from the 2016 vintage.

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