A.A. Badenhorst "Secateurs" Chenin Blanc
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A.A. Badenhorst "Secateurs" Chenin Blanc - 2021

Item # 33792 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Winemaker Adi Badenhorst was influenced by the late, great Serge Hochar of Ch. 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.

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A.A. Badenhorst, "Secateurs" Chenin Blanc 2015

Secateurs refers to a small pair of shears used for pruning. At Badenhorst, secateurs are used pruning the large bushvines, traditional of the region, as well as to pick juicy ripe grapes in the summer. With a minimalist approach to wine making, Adi Badenhorst ferments the grape clusters whole using native yeasts and neutral casks. The 2015 vintage had a particularly dry summer giving the grapes a long ripening period. This resulted in prominent ripe flavors with slightly lower acid. The Chenin Blanc cultivar pairs with seven months lees aging to bring out honey, flint and a supple core of orange blossoms. Enjoy as an apertif, next to an arugula and goat cheese salad or with a well zested filet of white, flaky fish.


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