WHITE | BUTTER, BABY Just think of anything yellow and delicious and you’re thinking of Paper Kite – butter, honey, peaches – they’re all here.
WHAT WE TASTE Yellow flowers and honey with a sprinkle of salt
PERFECT PAIRING With plenty of conviction, she stands up boldly to an array of flavours but works well for some contemplative thinking-drinking if there’s no food around.
TEMP CHECK Give her a bit of time to shake the chill to better hear all she has to say. Get her out of the fridge about 15 minutes before drinking.
ABOUT THORNE & DAUGHTERS They say, quite simply, that they are raising handcrafted wines along with their two daughters. But we think John & Tasha Seccombe are doing so much more than that! They’re raising the profile of forgotten grapes, reflecting on the heritage of a complicated wine-producing country and thoughtfully capturing a new narrative of what that could become.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE Mother vineyard to the Tin Soldier, Paper Kite is a celebration of the heritage and history of Semillon in South Africa. It’s made from an old vineyard that includes a mix of both ‘normal’ Semillon and Semillon Gris – which is a mutation (Oh, yes! Grapes have mutants!) that’s almost entirely unique to South Africa – nobody is completely sure how it even happened!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF Place: Swartland, South Africa Grape: Semillon Blanc, Semillon Gris Style: Rich in flavour, colour and personality