Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2019
Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2019 – South Africa has incredible texture and palate weight. The aromas are flinty with honey aromas, orange blossom and white stone fruit notes. It is characterised by a long ripening period in mild conditions and has the effect of good ripe flavours and slightly lower acids than in previous years.
All fruit, red and white, is whole bunch-handled so no crushing or destemming takes place. The whites are tranferred directly to old casks or into concrete tanks for fermentation and ageing. The red grapes are fermented in concrete tanks and open wooden kuipe. No additions are done to the grapes other than sulfur before and after fermentation.
Mostly old bush vines planted in the 1950’s and 1960’s to Chenin Blanc, Cinsault and Grenache. The vines are unirrigated and farmed as biologically as possible. The vineyards are planted on north, east, and south facing slopes bringing tremendous variety to the fruit. Fruit from other selected sites within the appellation are also purchased to complete the final blends.
It is ideal to pair with Cheddar and Gruyere.
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