Grapes from a 1963 Swartland vineyard of Semillon and small amounts of Semillon Gris. Whole-bunch pressed and matured in old oak. Citrus, peach, apple, earth and a waxy character on the nose while the palate shows good fruit density – it comes across as almost plush on entry but ends dry.
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”.