Silverthorn Wines produces an exciting range of top end, Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) wines, which have undergone a natural, secondary fermentation in the bottle. Silverthorn is among only a handful of producers who have dedicated their expertise solely to the production of this elegant style of wine. They are a proud member of the Cap Classique Association, an independent organisation which collectively supports and markets Cap Classique wines, and of course a member of the prestigious Cape Winemakers Guild. Silverthorn’s terroir, with its rocky, lime-rich, shale soils similar to the famous Champagne soils in France coupled with their mature Chardonnay vineyards ensure the time is ripe for Silverthorn’s grand entry into the world of sparkling wine.
Silverthorn The Genie MCC NV
Bright onion skin – fine twirling bead of bubbles. Exotic bouquet of Turkish delight and rose water on the nose. The Palate has fresh raspberries and sherbet flavours supported by a velvety texture, fine mousse and a lengthy finish.
Cultivar: 100% Shiraz
Silverthorn The Green Man MCC 2017
Vibrant green/yellow hue – fine twirling bead of bubbles. Fresh aromas of green apple and acacia blossom backed up by subtle hints of minerality and whiffs of freshly baked brioche on the nose. The Plate is well balanced with an elegant structure, fine mousse which imparts a gentle explosion of bubbles and a long finish.
Cultivar: 100% Chardonnay
Silverthorn Jewel Box MCC 2016
Light straw yellow with elegant fine bubbles. Complex aromas of roasted almonds, marzipan and subtle hints of strawberry and cherry compote followed by zesty citrus nuances on the Nose. The Palate is dry, rich and full – soft toasty creaminess with a beautiful weight.
Cultivar: 70% Chardonnay; 30% Pinot Noir