Rich and ripe on the nose, but tremendously well balanced on the palate. Red fruits, mulberry and a touch of cranberry dominate with a lick of spice on the finish. Soft and juicy with fine tannins.
Grapes sourced variously from Shaw’s Mountain in the Overberg, Elgin and Bottelary. Matured in old French barrels for 9 months before bottling.
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,but is adding reds into the mix as suitable vineyard sources become available. 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”.