The Limestone Cowboys

MCC route

The Limestone Cowboys Ride High In The Valley

wine.co.za article by Graham Howe

John Loubser, cellar master of Silverthorn, is one of the driving forces behind the new MCC route. Over a tasting of the four acclaimed MCC wines in his portfolio, he says, “The Blanc de Blanc style will define the Robertson region. What makes Robertson so special is our Chardonnay (28% of all plantings of the variety in SA are in the region). The secret is our soils – the calcareous nature of the shale with limestone veins. What sets us apart is the terroir. Most MCC’s are stylistically driven.”

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