Thorne & Daughters 'Paper Kite' Old Vine Semillon, Swartland, South Africa 2017

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Thorne & Daughters 'Paper Kite' Old Vine Semillon, Swartland, South Africa 2017

28.50

Unlike the ‘Tin Soldier’ Semillon Gris from Thorne and Daughters, this Semillon Blanc (with 5% Semillon Gris) saw no skin contact. Aromatically toned-down by Semillon standards, it doesn’t show any of the grassy side of the variety, because it comes from old clones. Instead, it’s an understated, silky and deliciously elegant wine that deserves an invitation to a dinner party. The grapes are whole-bunch pressed in an old basket press and there are no additions of sulphur dioxide made on the juice. A rough settling follows pressing after which the wine undergoes natural alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in old oak barrels.. 13.3% alc. Drink now-2025.

Press review:

Tim Atkin MW
: “Paper Kite is down from two sources to one in 2017, but the quality of the wine is every bit as impressive. Balanced, saline and fresh, with subtle skin tannins, notes of beeswax, toast and citrus and a bright herbal finish. Delicious Semillon. 2018-2025.” 95 points

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