Thistle and Weed, Knapsekêrel Cabernet Franc 750ml 2019

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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The perennially opportunistic Knapsekêrel (Blackjack) gambles by spreading its seeds through wind, water, man and beast. This biodynamically farmed Cabernet Franc is a reminder of the delicate beauty and balance that lies in our dependence on nature and each.

Tasting notes:
'From a biodynamic Cabernet Franc vineyard in the Polkadraai area of Stellenbosch. 50% whole-bunch fermentation. Rose and fresh herbs to go with red and black berries on the nose while the palate shows juicy fruit and fine tannins. Well balanced, this is a very pleasing and accessible take on the variety.' – Christian Eedes,, 91/100

'Dried thyme, violet, blackberries and glazed cherry on the nose. Influence of the whole bunch ferment is evident, a light palate, concentrated fruit flavors juxtaposed with chalky tannins. Major aging potential' – Winemaker

Alc: 13.5% | RS: 2.2 g/L | TA: 5.6 g/L | PH: 3.54

About Thistle and Weed:
Thistle and Weed was created in 2015 by Fairview winemaker Stephanie Wiid and Delheim viticulturist Etienne Terblanche. These Young Gunners first burst onto the scene with their maiden-release 2016 Thistle & Weed Duwweltjie Chenin Blanc which garnered a Platter’s 5 star. They produce artisan wines, focusing primarily on Chenin Blanc, and their grapes are sourced from organic and responsibly farmed vineyards from different parts of the Cape.
More Information
Bottle Size 750ml
Style Red
Country South Africa
Rating CE 91
Drink To Drink or cellar
Price R330.00
Producer Thistle and Weed
Region Stellenbosch
Variety Cabernet Franc
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