NEW! Thorne & Daughters 'Man in the Moon' Clairette, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2017

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NEW! Thorne & Daughters 'Man in the Moon' Clairette, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2017

24.00

This is a brand new label from Thorne & Daughters, a pure Clairette Blanc, which used to go into their signature white blend, the ‘Rocking Horse’, but was so good in the 2017 vintage that they decided to let it have a solo performance. It’s an aromatically complex, dry and textural white wine with notes of white talc, grapefruit, green tea, orange pith and white flowers. Half of the wine was made using ‘skin contact’ fermentation (1 week on the skins), while the remaining half was whole-bunch pressed directly to old barrels. It was bottled without fining or filtration. Fascinating, contemplative, innovative drinking! 12% alc,. Drink now-2022.

Press review:

Tim Atkin MW
: “This 1,200-bottle lot used to go into the Rocking Horse blend but was bottled separately in 2017. It’s a varietal Clairette Blanche - rare in the Cape - showing quince and fresh pastry flavours with a salty, almost umami like note. 2019-2025.” 94 points

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