2014 Rocking Horse Cape White, Thorne & Daughters, Western Cape

John Seccombe is a delightful family man, and his wines, and indeed the name of his winery, demonstrate his devotion to his family. The Rocking Horse was a toy made out of used oak barrels for John and Tasha's young daughter, and the wine shows some of this playfulness, with zingy notes of orange blossom and pithy grapefruit wonderfully balanced by a waxy texture and enchanting coolness. A wine to follow.

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  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Grape
    37% Chenin Blanc (vine age: 33 Years)
    28% Roussanne (vine age: 8 Years)
    22% Semillon (vine age: 30 Years)
    13% Chardonnay (vine age: 22 Years)
  • Maturity
    Ready 2016 - 2023
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2014 Rocking Horse Cape White, Thorne & Daughters, Western Cape
Thorne & Daughters

John Seccombe founded Thorne & Daughters with his wife Tasha in 2012. They returned to South Africa after John trained as a winemaker at Surrey’s Plumpton College. During his time in England he paid the bills by working as a driver for Majestic Wine, where he was managed by none other than our own Will Hepworth! John once shared a winery with Chris Alheit and Peter-Allan Finlayson of Crystallum, and his reputation as the nicest man in the South African wine trade has granted him an impeccable network of contacts for sourcing grapes.

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