Thunderchild Cabernet Franc/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

variety : Cabernet Franc [ 37% Cabernet Franc, 37% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Thunderchild
winemaker : Sympathetic Cellars
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : 
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  


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.

In 2003 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 orphans but mainly from broken homes. 100% of the grapes for this blend are grown on the orphanage's grounds and 100% of the profit is donated to the children.

Only true audited costs are remunerated, time and effort cannot be recompensed.

in the cellar :  This classical blend was created by using the ancient technique of fermenting uncrushed berries with native yeast from the 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.

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