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Thorne & Daughters ‘Cat’s Cradle’ Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2022


The Cat’s Cradle is a 100% old vine Swartland Chenin Blanc, with a bright and focused expression that is zinging with yellow pears and ripe apples. An excellent example of the grape that will benefit from a few years in the cellar.

Christian Eedes, review:
“Citrus, apple, fynbos, hints of clove an cinnamon plus an ever-so-slight waxiness. The palate has a dense core of fruit offset by fresh acidity, the finish intensely savoury. Surprising weight and texture given a moderate alcohol. A striking wine of real luminosity. 95/100.”

Nuts and bolts
Chenin blanc, 44 year old vineyard on decomposed granite
Alcohol – 13.07%
Residual sugar – 1.90 g/L
Total acidity – 6.1 g/L
pH 3.31

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John has drawn on the great history of wine growing here in the Cape, putting together old vineyard parcels with new grape cultivars, and making wines with old-school simplicity and a modern ‘edge’. His approach to wine making is simple, honest and gentle, and he is looking to make wines that tell a story, not wines that shout and bang a drum. The “Wanderer’s Heart” Cape Red Blend was added to the range from the 2016 vintage.







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