Thorne & Daughters do not limit themselves geographically. While grapes for a Cotes du Rhone must come from some 75,000 acres in the Southern Rhone valley, John and Tasha Seccombe have the pick of fruit sourced from all over South Africa’s Western Cape (130,000 square kilometres)! The blend is 41% Grenache from Voor Paardeberg, 30% Syrah from both Stellenbosch and Swartland and 29% Mourvèdre from Bot River.
A charming wine with aromatics of red berries, black forrest cake and crushed gravel. Wonderfully smooth with fine integrated tannins, the taste of juicy Grenache alongside peppery Syrah and brooding Mouvedre is delicious. GSM blends work great with lamb.
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”.