Badsberg Noble Late Harvest 2009
Winery Location: Rawsonville
Cellarmaster: Willie Burger
Background: Badsberg Wine Cellar’s roots go back to November, 13, 1950 when an initial recruitment meeting was held with several families from the Rawsonville area. Later in April 1951, 18 founder members, who were concerned about increasing competition especially in the wine market, formed the Badsberg Co-operative Wine Cellar.
Badsberg’s emblem on all their wine labels is the rare and protected haemanthus coccineus or ‘March flower’ which is found in the area. The tradition goes that when the flower blooms in March, the Hanepoort grapes are harvested.
Wellknown for their Muscadels, Jeripigos and port style wines they also produce lovely every day drinking wines along with a magnificent multi award-winning Noble Late Harvest. The 2009 is a blend of Chenin blanc (80 percent) and Hanepoot (20 percent) grapes which were harvested late March, early April.
Result: Typical botrytis aromas of dried apricots, honey and peach whilst the palate rewards with delightful tangy orange marmalade. Great acidity tempers the sweetness and accentuates the fruit flavours.
When to drink: now until 2020
Drink with what: Baked Camembert with caramelised apples, honey and walnuts.
Expect to pay: R99.50
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