Rocking Horse ,Thorne & Daughters, Western Cape 2016/17
Thorne & Daughters, Western Cape
Blending old vine parcels with new grape varieties, John ‘Thorne’ Seccombe and his wife Tasha make wines inspired by their two young daughters. Rocking Horse is a Cape White Blend, which takes its name from a wooden rocking horse that John and Tasha made for their eldest daughter out of old oak barrel staves. The Rocking Horse is layered and complex, evolving beautifully in the glass.
Rocking Horse is our cornerstone wine and takes its name from a wooden rocking horse that we made for our daughters out of old oak barrel staves.
The wine is composed from a number of carefully selected vineyard sites in the Western Cape. The aromas are of lime leaf, white peach, exotic woods, and rosemary. In the mouth, the wine starts broad and rich, resolving into a keen line of acidity supported by a gentle tannin.
Semillon blanc – 27% Franschhoek – 33 years old on alluvial soils
Chardonnay – 25% Overberg 25 years old – shale soils
Roussanne – 20% Voor Paardeberg – 11 years old - clay/decomposed granite
Clairette blanche – 17% Stellenbosch 33 years old – decomposed granite soil
Chenin blanc – 9% Bottelary 35 years old - decomposed granite soil
Viura – 2% Voor Paardeberg – 4 years old – alluvial soil