A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc, Swartland, South Africa, 2019

A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc, Swartland, South Africa, 2019

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Overview of the Wine
"AA Badenhorst Family Wines are grown, made and matured on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. 28ha of old bushvines grow in the Siebritskloof part of the Paardeberg mountain.

The property is biodynamic and owned by the good-looking cousins Hein and Adi Badenhorst. They are originally from Constantia. Their grandfather was the farm manager of Groot Constantia for 46 years. Their fathers were born there and farmed together in Constantia, during the days when people still ate fresh vegetables and Hanepoot grapes, drank Cinsault and there were a lot less traffic lights and hippies still had a presence. Together these two have restored a neglected cellar on the farm that was last used in the 1930′s to make natural wines in the traditional manner.

Winemaker Adi Badenhorst was influenced by the late, great Serge Hochar of Chateau Musar fame. His approach to winemaking is minimalism. This is dry and honeyed with a good dose of chappy minerals. Fermented with native yeasts, it possesses a deep straw color and complexity that you'll enjoy immensely at the table."

Grape / Blend
Chenin Blanc

Origin
Swartland, South Africa

Tasting Notes
The 2019 spent time on its lees in concrete tanks and old casks, which gives incredible texture and palate weight to the wine. The aromas are flinty with honey, orange blossom and white stone fruit notes. The 2019 vintage was characterized by a long ripening period in mild conditions and has the effect of good ripe flavors and fresher acidity than in previous years.

 Product size: 750ml


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