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! Traditionally, Rosé Champagne is made from two red varieties, namely Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. With Silverthorn The Genie we broke the rules. Embracing the free-willed spirit of the Genie, they 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. The grapes were whole bunch pressed. Fermentation took place in a stainless steel tank with secondary fermentation occurred in the bottle for a minimum time of 15 months on the lees after which it was manually riddled and degorged.
Grapes: 100% Shiraz
Nose: Exotic bouquet of Turkish delight and rose water.
Palate: Fresh raspberries and sherbet flavours with a velvety texture, fine mousse and lengthy finish.