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”.
33% Roussanne, 23% Semillon, 20% Chardonnay, 18% Chenin Blanc and 6% Clairette Blance.
Grapes are whole bunch pressed with minimal intervention. The Clairette Blance is part fermented on the skins with regular punchdowns to gently extract tannins and flavour. Fermented in mixed volume old Burgundian oak barrels with further malolactic fermentation to soften the wines.
A lovely accompaniment to pork, chicken and pasta.
Suitable for vegans & vegetarians.