BOTTLE OF AA BADENHORST SECATEURS CHENIN 2020
South Africa’s flagship white grape varietal. This is a widely successful entry-level Badenhorst range from their Swartland farm and neighbouring farm. Full of aroma and freshness fermented in old wood. Chenin Blanc grapes are sourced mostly from the Badenhorst Kalmoesfontein farm situated on the northern side of the Paardeberg Mountain. The neighbouring farm also supplies some exceptional old vine fruit. With high quality fruit from old un-irrigated bushvines grown on a variety of granite soils that are naturally low yielding. Most of the Chenin vines were planted the late 1960’s to mid-1970 and tend to yield around 4 tons/hectare.
Allocated 89 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
This wine was left on its gross lees for 7 months before being bottled with occasional lees stirring during this time.