Thunderchild 2013

Thunderchild 2013

This classical blend was created by using the ancient technique of fermenting uncrushed berries with native yeast from grapes. After aging for one year in French barrels, it was bottled without finings or filtration. A further 12 months bottle aging took place prior to release.


variety : Merlot [ 37% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Cabernet Franc ]
winery : Thunderchild
winemaker : Sympathetic Cellars
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : 
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

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Thunderchild wine is distributed by Springfield Estate, Robertson

in the vineyard : 
In 1918 in the wake of the Great Flu Epidemic an orphanage, Die Herberg, was built by the Robertson community for the children left orphaned and destitute.

100% of the grapes for this blend grow on the orphanage’s grounds and 100% of the profit is donated to the children. Thunderchild provides for about 10% of Die Herberg’s annual fundraising budget. The donation is judiciously allocated to projects where most needed. Thunderchild has its own set of books and accounting system and is audited by PriceWaterhouseCoopers annually. Only true audited costs are remunerated, time and effort cannot be recompensed.

about the harvest: In 2003 a 5ha vineyard was planted on the orphanage’s grounds by the same community. All planting material, soil preparation and irrigation were donated. This blend is made for free by sympathetic cellars and sold in aid of the children, who today are no longer all orphans but mainly from broken homes.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Merlot
Merlot
Cabernet Franc
Merlot
Merlot
Cabernet Franc