Thorne & Daughters Wanderer's Heart Cape Red Blend 2020
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PRODUCER: Thorne and Daughters Wines was started in 2012 by John and Tasha Seccombe to produce authentic wines in the beautiful Western Cape where they have made their home. It has been a long journey that has taken them around the world and brought them back here to where they first met. We are in love with the Cape, and they want us to taste the air and this sunshine through their wines.
WINEMAKING: As with all their wines, the winemaking is extremely simple. They put around 60% of the crop into the bottom of an open vat as whole bunches and then destem the rest on top of that. During fermentation they punch the cap down a couple of times a day to keep it wet. Once they are happy with the structure in the wine, it is pressed off in an old basket press. The wines spend up to 30 days on skins to really round out their structure.
The wines go through malolactic fermentation and around 9 months maturation in old oak barrels. Sulphur dioxide levels are kept as low as possible during maturation and only make a small adjustment of the sulphur dioxide before bottling.
TASTING NOTE: The 2020 Wanderer’s Heart is our Cape Red – a wine that is built around the incredible vineyards found all over the Western Cape. The wine is focused, with red cherries, violets and cinnamon on the nose. The tannins are supple and integrated into a palate of red currants and black cardamom.