Thorne & Daughters....
It's that time again... our yearly allocation of Thorne & Daughters is up for grabs!
To make things even more exciting John Seccombe of the Thorne & Daughters duo is joining us tomorrow to showcase the new 2016 vintage before the official release date.
Thorne and Daughters 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 to South Africa to where they first met. "We are in love with the Cape, and we want to taste this air and this sunshine in our wines"
"To produce our wines we’ve drawn on the great history of wine growing here in the Cape, putting together old vineyard parcels with new grape varieties, and making wines with old school simplicity and a modern ‘edge’. Our approach to wine making is simple, honest and gentle, and we are looking to make wines that tell a story, not wines that shout and bang a drum.
We spend a lot of time cooking and talking about wine, food, photography, building, and gardening. Our home and family are so important to us and they are a constant sources of energy and inspiration that we take into the world. We are ridiculously passionate about what we do, and are so grateful to be able to make these wines and share our ideas."
Rocking Horse 2016 Cape White Blend
Rocking Horse is most certainly their cornerstone wine and takes its name from a wooden rocking horse that they made for their daughters out of old oak barrel staves.
The wine is composed from a number of carefully selected vineyard sites in the Western Cape. The aromas are of lime leaf, white peach, exotic woods, and rosemary. In the mouth, the wine starts broad and rich, resolving into a keen line of acidity supported by a gentle tannin.
NUTS & BOLTS
Semillon blanc – 27% Franschhoek – 33 years old on alluvial soils
Chardonnay – 25% Overberg 25 years old – shale soils
Roussanne – 20% Voor Paardeberg – 11 years old - clay/decomposed granite
Clairette blanche – 17% Stellenbosch 33 years old – decomposed granite soil
Chenin blanc – 9% Bottelary 35 years old - decomposed granite soil
Viura – 2% Voor Paardeberg – 4 years old – alluvial soil
We currently stock the 2014 & the 2015 vintage with the 2016 version on its way! If you want to familiarise yourself with the previous two vintages we have included them below!
- Kevin Metcalfe