6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $57.99 EACH
A. A. Badenhorst Family Wines
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Swartland, Western Cape, South Africa
shiraz, grenache noir, Cinsault, tinta barocca,
Small parcels of selected fruit is sourced from 7 vineyards on our farm Kalmoesfontein and from neighbours with good-tasting grape. The 2018 vintage was beyond expectations in terms of quality and fruit expression. The yields were low, averaging around 5.3tons/ha and6000L was bottled from this harvest.
We hand harvest all the grapes on the same day from these vineyards. The grapes are sorted meticulously in the vineyard and transported in small picking boxes to a refrigerated room where they are left overnight to cool down. It’s aged in 400L vats and a small portion in 600L barrels for 16 months.
The 2018 AA Badenhorst is our 13th release of this appellation wine. This vintage will be quite reserved in its youth but I expect it to mature very well and evolve into its potential. The tannins are prominent, well-integrated and refreshing. The aromas are brooding but with complex notes of pepper, liquorice, perfume, and black cherries. The palate entry is quite dense with lavender and dark berry fruit. The finish is dry with well spread tannins ending with savoury and black currant. 8,000 bottles produced.