QUAFF RATING1 – Take your time and enjoy
REGIONWellington, Western Cape
GRAPES41% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 29% Mourvèdre
FARMINGVegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable
VINEYARDThe ‘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.
WINEMAKINGAround 60% of the grapes went into open top fermenting vats as whole bunches, the remaining grapes were de-stemmed and placed on top of the whole bunches. During fermentation the cap was punched down around twice per day. The wine underwent a period of post-fermentation maceration to round out the structure before being pressed off the skins in an old basket press. The wine was then transferred to old oak barrels where it was aged for around nine months. No sulphur additions were made until just before bottling.