AA Badenhorst Family Wines
‘Secateurs’ Chenin Blanc 2019
Swartland, South Africa

$29.00

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Tannin
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Style: White: Textured with fresh crisp acidity.

Producer: AA Badenhorst Family Wines

Region: Swartland, South Africa

Grape: Chenin Blanc (Steen)

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Malmesbury Shale, sandy granitic soils, gravel

Farming: Organic

Oak: Old oak cask

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: A wine made from bush vines planted in the 1950’s and 60’s in mostly granitic soils, there’s a variety of different exposures across the vineyards which brings added complexity. It see’s old cask and concrete tanks in the winery. The nose shows a classic Chenin Blanc fruit profile, ripe apple and pear with secondary notes of camomile and honey. The palate has weight and texture, honeyed through the finish with crisp acid.

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

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

Hein and Andre Adrian (Adi) Badenhorst are two cousins that have joined forces to purchase a rundown farm in the Swartland region of South Africa. It contains some of the oldest vineyards in the region and needed some love and care to bring it back to life. Adi had worked in cellars like Chateau Angelus in France and Wither Hills in New Zealand before creating his dream winery back home.

Description

Review

Style: White: Textured with fresh crisp acidity.

Producer: AA Badenhorst Family Wines

Region: Swartland, South Africa

Grape: Chenin Blanc (Steen)

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Malmesbury Shale, sandy granitic soils, gravel

Farming: Organic

Oak: Old oak cask

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: A wine made from bush vines planted in the 1950’s and 60’s in mostly granitic soils, there’s a variety of different exposures across the vineyards which brings added complexity. It see’s old cask and concrete tanks in the winery. The nose shows a classic Chenin Blanc fruit profile, ripe apple and pear with secondary notes of camomile and honey. The palate has weight and texture, honeyed through the finish with crisp acid.

Sebastian Crowther MS