NEW! Thistle & Weed ‘Duwweltjie’ Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2016

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NEW! Thistle & Weed ‘Duwweltjie’ Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2016

24.50

If you hear a whistling sound above your head while you are drinking this, there’s no need to worry, it’s just the ball being knocked out of the park. This is the first release from Thistle and Weed and if it’s anything to go by, then they are set for a very bright future and we’re thrilled to be on board from the outset. It’s a Chenin Blanc sourced from a secret location in Stellenbosch (all we know is that the vines are over 60 years old and the vineyard is covered in devil’s thorns, known locally as ‘duwweltjie’, hence the name). The wine underwent spontaneous fermentation in third-fill barrels before six months of maturation and the result is a wine that is intensely flavoured, but not heavy and that’s the key to great Cape Chenin, balancing weight and lift, like an aerofoil. Honeyed pear and glazed pineapple vie with lemon peel, tart mango and earthy, leesy notes from the battonage to make a deliciously layered wine full of intrigue. 13% alc. Drink 2018-2024.

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