NATURAL SELECTION

"THIRST"

Thirst are refreshing, lower alcohol, lower sulphur, naturally-made wines, with minimal intervention. We have not stripped them of any natural components and they are neither fined nor filtered and can show an amazing haze. Why?

Thirst wines are like a live rock concert rather than a manufactured, boyband studio album. Our aim is to express their environment, their varieties  and vintage, in the most natural way. Our simple logic is the less you manipulate a wine, the better it is - and we therefore capture its integrity, energy and individuality.

 
GAMAY NOIR
Stellenbosch

Only 8 hectares of Gamay are planted in South Africa and this vineyard is situated on the lower slopes of the Eastern bank of the Berg river with a west-facing aspect.

Details
Vintage 2019

Alc. 10.5%vol

Total Acidity 4.9g/L 

pH 3.53

Residual Sugar 1.3g/L

Full product sheet 2019

Full product sheet 2018

Full product sheet 2017

CLAIRETTE BLANCHE
Stellenbosch

Thirst Clairette Blanche is an intriguing example of this quirky varietal. It offers exceptional refreshment and drinkability, as well as an interesting and complex collection of aromas and flavours.

 
Details
Vintage 2019

Alc. 12%vol

Total Acidity 5.5g/L 

pH 3.49

Residual Sugar 2.4g/L

Full product sheet 2019

Full product sheet 2018

Full product sheet 2017

 
CINSAULT
Stellenbosch

Another esoteric varietal from around Stellenbosch, near us. The Cinsault vines were planted in 1989 and are grown on sandy soils lining the banks of the Moddergat River.

Details
Vintage 2019

Alc. 12.5%vol

Total Acidity 4g/L 

pH 3.67

Residual Sugar 1.7g/L

Full product sheet 2019

Full product sheet 2017

Full product sheet 2016

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