Cat’s Cradle is sourced from a single parcel of old bush-vine Chenin Blanc in Paardeberg and displays a bright, expressive Chenin character, replete with spiced apple, white peach and frangipane on a full, concentrated palate.
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The wine shows aromas of bright pomegranate, hibiscus and red currants, with underlying exotic wood and juniper tones. In the mouth it is finely balanced showing good acidity and fine tannins, these being balanced out by generous red fruit and citrus zest. The finish is satisfyingly dry with a touch of spice and earthiness.
Paper Kite’ is 100% Semillon Blanc, sourced from old bush vines on the Paardeberg mountain, and boasts aromas of soft oatmeal, almond and green fig.
The wine is composed from a number of carefully selected vineyard sites in the Western Cape. The aromas are of yellow plum, kumquat, lemon thyme, soft brioche and crushed oyster shell. In the mouth, the wine starts broad and rich, resolving into a keen line of acidity supported by a gentle tannin.
Roussanne – 36% Stellenbosch / Paardeberg – 12 years old vines
Semillon blanc – 25% Franschhoek – 37 years old vines
Chenin blanc – 22% Paardeberg 40 years old vines
Chardonnay – 11% Stellenbosch 16 years old vines
Clairette blanche – 6% Swartland 36 years old vines
Snakes & Ladders hails from a Sauvignon Blanc vineyard planted in 1985 in the Skurfberg mountains on the Cape’s west coast. This unusual Sauvignon Blanc displays subtle herbal tea inflections, green melon and a flinty, earthy smokiness. The palate is bold with a bracing acidity, which is tempered by the richly textured fruit.
The ‘Tin Soldier’ comes from a single parcel on the Paardeberg mountain in Swartland, which is believed to be the only 100% Semillon Gris vineyard in South Africa. The wine is deep auburn in colour, due to its partial fermentation on skins, and displays peppery, herbal notes with an underlying peach and lanolin character.
The ‘Wanderer’s Heart’ is Thorne & Daughters’ Cape red blend. Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Grenache Gris, Mourvèdre and Syrah combine to create a layered wine with a brilliant lightness of touch, displaying cool-fruit and bright red berry perfumes.