6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $57.99 EACH
A. A. Badenhorst Family Wines
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Swartland, Western Cape, South Africa
Chenin Blanc, grenache blanc, viognier, roussanne, palomino
Small parcels of selected fruit is sourced from various vineyards on our farm Kalmoesfontein, and specifically the Paardeberg. The processing is quite straight forward when you are working with fantastic grapes from old vineyards. The grapes are cooled down over night and most of the different grapes are pressed together, whole bunch, the next morning. We only use a 1200L foudres and a 3000L foudre for the fermentation and maturation. After 10 months the wines are racked and blended in a single concrete tank with all their unsulfured lees and left to settle for another 6-8 months before bottling.
We feel that Chenin Blanc is best suited to be the heart of the wine and that is why it forms the biggest portion of the co-fermentation. The aromas are very complex and change considerably in the glass. Perfume, spice, tea, stone fruit and citrus blossoms are some of the notes that can be detected .In the mouth the texture and ripeness and gentle tannins result in a wine that has incredible length and a complex flavour profile. The wine also has wonderful fruit volume characterized by stone fruit and mineral flavours. 6,741 bottles produced.