Grapes from two blocks of Chenin Blanc on the Paardeberg, one planted in 1974 and the other in 1979. Super-complex aromatics of citrus, peach, potpourri, dried herbs, ginger and other spice plus some wet wool. The palate is dense, even succulent – great purity of fruit matched by lively acidity. Intensely flavoured with an extremely long finish, a slight bitterness lending interest. 96/100 CE – Winemag.co.za
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”.