Cape Winemakers Guild

Silverthorn Big Dog VII Méthode Cap Classique 2016

74% Chardonnay, 26% Pinot Noir

Made in the traditional Cap Classique Method, both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were whole bunch harvested and pressed. The Chardonnay portion was barrel fermented and aged in old French oak to enhance the complexity and richness, while the Pinot Noir was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks in order to accentuate the berry characters. After blending, the wine was bottle fermented and aged on the lees for 52 months. The wine was aged on the cork for nine months before auction day.

Tasting Notes: Big Dog VII is a rich and complex Cap Classique, made without compromising finesse and elegance. The nose has enticing roasted almond and marzipan notes, supported by a succulent creamy palate.

For maximum reward and expression, drink from 2023 onwards.

Winemaker: John Loubser

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 6 000.00
  • Lowest: R 4 250.00
  • Average: R 4 905.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 65
  • Cases Auctioned 42


  • Alc: 12.00 vol%
  • RS: 4.80 g/l
  • TA: 6.60 g/l
  • pH: 3.23

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