Silverthorn Jewel Box 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Western Cape
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The 2017 Silverthorn Jewel Box was named one of the Sparkling Wines of the Year in Tim Atkin MW's 2021 SA Special Report and was awarded Double Gold in the 2021 Global Fine Wine Challenge.
'John Loubser makes this brilliant sparkling wine from Robertson Chardonnay and 30% Darling Pinot Noir. Aged on lees for 42 months, it's a lightly wooded, satisfyingly dry style with citrus, buttered croissant and toasted almond notes, fine bubbles and savoury finish. Drink 2022-28.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2021, 96/100

'Chardonnay with 30% pinot noir, refined 2017 has citrus & baked red apple spiced with toasty notes from partial oak ferment. Pinprick mousse is rich & creamy, leads to briskly dry, lingering conclusion. 44 months on lees, 6 on cork. Plenty room to grow.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)

'70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. Fermentation of the Chardonnay split between stainless steel tank and barrel. Blend includes a reserve portion of Chardonnay which has spent 12 months in old oak. A minimum of 41 months on the lees. Complex aromatics of honey, biscuit, ripe orange, strawberry and even some nutty, spicy notes. The palate is rich with a creamy mousse and a gently savoury finish.' – Christian Eedes,, 91/100
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Condition New
Alcohol 12%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating TA 96
Technical analysis RS: 5.9 g/L | TA: 6.9 g/L | PH: 3.2
Producer information The inspiration for the name of Silverthorn Wines came from the Karroo Acacia tree and its white thorns – one of the Karoo’s most prolific thorn trees. Silverthorn focuses solely on the production of Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) wines and is a member of the Cap Classique Association and the Cape Winemakers Guild. Located in Robertson, Wsstern Cape, Silverthorn describes their rocky, lime-rich, shale soils terroir as being similar to the famous Champagne soils in France.
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