Thorne & Daughters Cats Cradle Chenin Blanc 2017


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Cradle, a Chenin-based blend sourced from a Paardeberg vineyard planted in 1976 and shared with the Alheits. Just 1,200 bottles produced.

New. From a Paardeberg Chenin Blanc vineyard planted in the late 1970s. Pear, white peach and citrus plus a little hay on the nose. The palate shows excellent fruit concentration and driving acidity before a very persistent, saline finish. Strikingly clean and poised. How many more examples of top-end Chenin can the market bear? Who cares when they’re as good as this? Alcohol: 13%. 95/100 CE

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Producer Information: Thorne & Daughters

Thorne & Daughters was started in 2013 by John and Tasha Seccombe with the aim of producing authentic wines from the Western Cape. It is widely acknowledged to be one of the forerunners of the ‘New Wave’ wine movement in South Africa. Thorne & Daughters is mainly focused on producing Cape white blends, from 15 different growers in Bot River, Stellenbosch, Voor Paardeberg, Swartland, Citrusdal, Franschhoek and Overberg. Fruit sourcing has relied on a network of close winemaking friends and knocking on doors to gather the various parcels with which they work. John and Tasha did not want to be limited geographically, so the net was cast wide and has been driven by “a happy synergy of people, place, soil and vines”.

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