Silverthorn River Dragon NV Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Robertson
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'Colombard (from 38 year old vines), ferment in acacia barrels, unusual features in cap classique, realised with house’s usual sophistication. NV well-focused by gentle bead, balanced dosage & subtle input from year on lees. Quiet wild-herb nuance & spice add distinction.' – Platter's Guide, 4*

'From old-vine Colombard harvested towards the end of February 2019. Spontaneously fermented in old 500-litre acacia barrels. 12 months on the lees after secondary fermentation. Pear, apple, thatch and some earthiness on the nose while the palate is lean with a fine mousse, racy acidity and a salty finish – great as an aperitif.' – Christian Eedes,, (not scored)
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Condition New
Alcohol 11.6%
Body Light-bodied
Blend information 100% Colombard
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Colombard
Rating PG 4*
Technical analysis RS: 8.2 g/L | TA: 6.3 g/L | PH: 3.15
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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