2018 A.A. Badenhorst Chenin Blanc 'Dassiekop'

    2018 A.A. Badenhorst Chenin Blanc 'Dassiekop'


    Product description

    Crafted from mostly old bush vines planted in the 1950’s and 1960’s to Chenin Blanc, unirrigated and farmed as biologically as possible. The vineyards are planted on north, east, and south facing slopes bringing tremendous variety to the fruit. The 'Dassiekop' site, which means Golden Slopes, is found high on the Paardeberg mountain and was planted on steep terraces in the early 1970’s by the father of Adi Badenhorst's neighbor.  

    The Chenin Blanc fruit is whole bunch-handled so no crushing or destemming takes place. It is then transferred directly to old casks or into old 1200L foudres for the fermentation and maturation of 15 months. Sulfur addition is minimal to create the best untamed expression of these old vines. 

    "For me the this is the finest Chenin Blanc or Steen vineyard and site in the Swartland. The rare combination of the perfect match between site, varietal and age of vines is truly expressed in this wine. Exceptional mouthfeel, texture, freshness and concentration of fruit are the norm from this site. This wine is not released annually." - A.A. Badenhorst, winemaker


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