Silverthorn, The Green Man Blanc de Blancs 750ml 2017

South Africa, Robertson
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R300
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'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 things. He has appeared throughout the ages from as far afield as ancient Babylon, India, Borneo and Nepal, to abbeys and cathedrals all over Europe. He manifests in many forms, most commonly as a semi-human, foliate head, representing the fusion of man and nature. In his modern guise, The Green Man has appeared under a new name – Ecology. It is this spirit, as well as the delicate green hue of Silverthorn’s Chardonnay Cap Classique, that inspired winemaker John Loubser to break with traditional name ‘Blanc de Blancs’ and personify the wine with the name The Green Man.' – Winemaker, Silverthorn

Alc: 11.96% | RS: 6.3 g/L | TA: 6.7 g/L | PH: 3.06

Notes on the 2017 vintage are not yet available.

Tasting notes on the 2016 vintage:
'The Green Man hails from a 28-year-old vineyard on shale and limestone soils and is a very smart Chardonnay that includes 10% barrel fermentation of the base wine. Just off dry, with classic brioche and hazelnut flavours, very racy acidity and an umami undertone. Drink 2020-26.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 94/100

'Suggestion of toasty, nutty evolution alongside fresh lemony zest on 2016 from 100% chardonnay. Satisfying creamy weight from 29 months on lees & really fine, energetic bubble deliver MCC of elegance, intensity & length. 10% older oak fermented.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)

About Silverthorn Wines:
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.

‘Our primary aim is to continue to produce some of the finest South African sparkling wines, to build on our Platter 5*, Six Nations Wine Challenge - Wine Of The Show and Tim Atkin – Overall Sparkling Wine Of The Year.’ – Silverthorn
More Information
Bottle Size 750ml
Style Sparkling
Country South Africa
Drink To Drink now
Price R300.00
Producer Silverthorn
Region Robertson
Variety Chardonnay
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