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Thorne & Daughters ‘Paper Kite’ Old Vine Semillon 2022


Paper Kite is picked from an old block of Semillon with some natural Semillon Gris mutations, first planted in 1963 (Gris cuttings from this vineyard were planted for The Tin Soldier vineyard). Layers of umami, honey and salty sea breeze in this elegant, powerful wine.

Christian Eedes, review:
“Citrus and stone fruit as well as hay, olive brine and a hint of bee’s wax. The palate is poised and direct with good fruit expression and bright acidity. A wine of subtly in terms of both flavour and texture. 95/100.”

Nuts and bolts
Semillon blanc and gris, 57-year-old vineyard on alluvial granite soil
Alcohol – 13.16%
Residual sugar – 2.2 g/L
Total acidity – 6.3 g/L
pH 3.24

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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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