More good news from the Cape!
South Africa's John Platter - the worldwide famous critic - and the Platters Wine Guide (published every year) is considered to be the 'wine bible' for all South African wine.
Silverthorn Wine Estate produces an exciting range of top end, Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) wines, which have undergone a natural, secondary fermentation in the bottle.
John and Karen the owners and wine makers at Silverthorn are earning a great reputation for their range of MCC wines. the Green Man has just been awarded 5 stars in the 2021 Platters Guide and this follows on from the Tim Aitken rating of 93 points a great year for the vineyard.
In the middle of winter, when the vines have shed the last of their amber leaves and roots are drawing their strength for summer; when the grey-green veld sparkles after the rain and the tallest peaks of the Riviersonderend mountains are dusted in snow, it is the striking silhouette of the Karroo Acacia, with its profusion of dazzling white thorns, that commands attention. It is this image of one of the Karoo’s most prolific thorn trees that inspired the name Silverthorn Wines. Silverthorn has become synonymous with the ethos of Afropean synergy, combining old world European heritage and knowledge; and our contemporary African environment and culture. The story-telling and imagery, with each product we have released, has become an important Silverthorn feature.
Here is The Green Man 's story:-
Half human, half nature, the Green Man is an ancient mythical figure representing the spirit of the forest, the continuous regeneration of life and the interdependence of all thing
At carte-du-vin we have only stocked this wine since July and we are so pleased to be able to offer this exceptional Sparkling wine here in the UK.
Silverthorn Wines available here
The Green Man - £21.50
The Genie Rosé MCC - £19.95