6 Bottles x 750ml
SILVERTHORN THE GENIE - MAGIC IN THE BOTTLE...
Richly entwined in Arabian folklore, Genies are best described as free-willed spirits
formed from smokeless fire. Capable of using their power to create either magic or
mischief, Genies were popularised in the Tales of One Thousand and One Nights.
Traditionally, Rosé Champagne is made form two red varieties, namely Pinot Noir
and Pinot Minuer. With Silverthorn The Genie we broke the rules. Embracing the
free-willed spirit of the Genie, we opted for something far more daring and exotic,
and used Shiraz, an ancient grape variety, originating from Persia. We’re delighted to
reveal that the results have been pure magic!
The Genie was hand harvested in mid February in the early
hours of the morning at 19 degrees balling. The grapes were
whole bunch pressed with a very low recovery rate of only
550 liters per ton – this ensures that no bitter tannins are
extracted and leaves the juice with a beautiful light purple
colour. The colour gradually evolves into a salmon pink.
Fermentation took place in a stainless steel tank at 15 degrees
Celsius. Secondary fermentation occurred in the bottle and
the wine spent a minimum time of 15 months on the lees
after which it was manually riddled and degorged. Total
production – 14 000 bottles.