Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse Cape White Blend 2020

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An intense and complex Cape white blend from grapes carefully sourced from prime vineyard sites across the Western Cape.

2020 is the first vintage in which Semillon has dominated this now famous South African white blend. On the nose, it reveals aromas of hay, yellow plum, kumquat, and bay leaf, with saline undertones. The palate is broad and supple with notes of glossy stone fruit and subtle gun flint, finishing with a clean line of acidity.

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”.