A. A. Badenhorst 2016 White Blend, South Africa
25% Chenin Blanc, 16% Grenache Gris, 15% Grenache Blanc, 15% Roussane, 11% Marssane, 10% Semillon, 5% Viognier, 3% Colombard. Perfumed, spice, tea, stone fruit and citrus blossoms. Full of texture and ripe fruit that round out the palate. Adi Badenhorst’s approach to winemaking is let the terroir do the talking and the grapes do what they are going to do. He uses large format 2000L fouders and 1 3000L fouder for fermentation and maturation for 15 months. He then blends the wine into a concrete tank with unsulfured lees and is aged for 6-8 months.