Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse Cape White

South Africa | 2020

£23 a bottle

This wine is deep gold in colour having been exposed to oxygen at the beginning of the winemaking process. On the nose, it reveals aromas of yellow plum, kumquat, brioche and bay leaf, with saline undertones. The palate is broad and supple and finishes with a clean line of acidity.

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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”.

Grape Variety

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.

Food Match

A lovely accompaniment to pork, chicken and pasta.

Suitable for vegans & vegetarians.

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Country of Origin


Western Cape

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Full Bodied & Rich Whites


Vegetarian, Vegan

Food Pairing

Pasta, Pork, Poultry


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