White, Ready, but will improve

2014 Thorne & Daughters, Rocking Horse, Western Cape

2014 Thorne & Daughters, Rocking Horse, Western Cape

White | Ready, but will improve | Thorne & Daughters | Code:  36272 | 2014 | South Africa > Cape Valley | Other Varieties | Medium Bodied, Dry | 13.5 % alcohol

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OTHER

4.5

OTHER - Chenin in lead role in 2014 multi-region blend. Fresher, less oxidative than roussanne-based 2013, throwing focus on the many intriguing layers of flavour - almonds, citrus & spice - & creamy yet firm texture, like white wine in red wine's skin; should age accordingly. Fascinating & fabulous.
Platter Wine Guide, wineonaplatter.com, Oct 2015 

The Producer

Thorne & Daughters

Thorne & Daughters

John “Thorne” Seccombe met his wife at university in Stellenbosch. Neither was studying to be a winemaker. They moved to the UK and it was there that John took his first winemaking steps, enrolling to study oenology at Plumpton College. He gained experience by working stages in Barossa, the Languedoc and California, as well as consulting for Ridgeview in the South Downs. In 2008, the couple moved back to the Cape to raise their two daughters, and in 2012 Thorne & Daughters was established.

Unusually, John chose Roussanne as the leading lady in the blend of his principal wine, Rocking Horse, and grapes were sourced from vineyards in Stellenbosch, Swartland and Franschhoek. The first vintage of the South African allocation of this wine sold out within two weeks of being launched. The wines are uncompromising in character and are on the edge of being “natural”, but retain an elegance and precision that is exemplary, and sets them firmly at the forefront of South Africa’s New Wave movement.

The Grape

Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

The Region

Cape Valley

Cape Valley

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