The Curator Blend 2021
"The CURATOR is a range of dynamic wines that are selected after the vintage each year. The grapes are grown in the Coastal region which hugs the wild West Coast of Southern Africa. The vine- yards are mostly bush vines growing in granite and slate soils and sourced from a number of traditional farmers.
Grapes are picked by hand, chilled overnight and then pressed to settling tanks overnight. The following day the juice is drawn off into fermentation tanks. Six months after fermentation, the blend is made after a series of intense tastings and dinners with blend options. The blend that is drunk first at one of these occa- sions is the one Badenhorst produces.
Chenin Blanc makes up the largest portion of this blend because it is the backbone and structure of this particular wine. The Chardonnay was naturally fermented and took very long to complete fermentation. The Viognier completes the Swartland canvas. Colombard and Roussanne somehow sneaked into the fi- nal wine!" -Supplier notes