Thistle & Weed, established in 2015, is a collaboration between the Terblanche and Wiid families; led by Etienne Terblanche (Viticulturist) and Stephanie Wiid (Winemaker). Inspired by the encroaching weeds found amongst the vines grown in the Cape, Etienne and Steph draw parallels between thistles and weeds and the uncompromising tenacity and survival skills of grapevines. They set out to discover the best of the Cape’s hidden gems, intent on crafting honest wines that are made with a deep connection to nature and offer the most simple expression of the terroir from which they come.
Grapes were sourced from a vineyard located on the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch. Soils are granite based and display a high level of weathering. Large sandstone fragments on the surface, leads to a coarse free draining topsoil fraction. The vineyard was planted in 1980 at 300m altitude.
Named after the brandnetel (stinging nettle) – an often overlooked weed that brings magic to fairytales, protection in folklore and vitality to soils.
Thistle & Weed Brandnetel Chenin Blanc 2022
Brimming with delicate notes of quince, white peach and blood orange, the palate pulls through with quintessential Chenin blanc star power, including a rich and more-ish palate and lemon-zip acidity.
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As our stock is sold through our two retail outlets and online, stock levels are provided as a guide only and are liable to change.