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Thorne & Daughters ‘Menagerie’ Chardonnay 2020


WO Piekenierskloof & Ceres Plateau
The new Menagerie label is the home of small production wines, many of them one-offs, by John and his winery team. This Chardonnay will be a regular feature. A blend of two high altitude sites from Piekenierskloof and Ceres Plateau that bring vastly different characters to the final wine. Whole-bunch pressed into old oak for ferment, this wine is pure and expressive, without being too sculptured. Really lovely if limited.

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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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