limited stock AA Badenhorst

Family White

standard courier: 3 working days

R 310

QUANTITY AVAILABLE: 2 X available Immediately

2015


Cultivar:

48% Chenin Blanc, 10% Roussanne, 4% Marsanne, 10% Grenache Blanc, 2% Viognier, 10% Verdehlo, 3% Chardonnay, 3% Grenache Gris, 3% Clairette Blanche, 7% Palomino

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

94 Points - Christian Eedes 92 Points - Robert Parker

Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.3
Type: White Wine Cellaring Potential: 7 years
Origin: Swartland Appellation: Swartland

Tasting Notes:

We feel that Chenin Blanc is best suited to be the heart of the blend and that is why it forms the biggest portion of the blend. 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 complex flavour profile. The wine also has wonderful fruit volume characterised by stone fruit and mineral flavours. The finish is long and has slight phenolic edges supporting the fruit through the entire length of the wine.

Citrus
Citrus

Peach
Peach

Spices
Spices

Tea leaves
Tea leaves

AA Badenhorst Family Wines are grown, made and matured on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. The 28ha of old bushvines grow in the Siebritskloof part of the Paardeberg mountain.

Small parcels of selected fruit is sourced from various vineyards on our farm Kalmoesfontein, the Swartland area and the greater Paardeberg mountain.The 2012 vintage was beyond expectations in terms of quality and quantity, the yields were higher than usual, averaging around 5 tons/ha and 11200L was bottled from this harvest.

The vinification is quite straight forward when you are working with fantastic grapes from old vineyards – whole bunch pressing of cool grapes, this juice is then transferred to old casks; very old casks for fermentation and maturation. Some of the juices are blended during this time which what we like as the components really intergrate then. A small percentage of the grapes are picked a bit earlier for some acidity but the rest are picked at what we reckon is a good ripeness and flavour.

We only use old 1200L foudres and one 3000L foudre for the fermentation and maturation of 15 months. After this the wines are racked and blended together in a single concrete tank with all their unsulfured lees and left for another 6 – 8 months before bottling.

Food pairing

Seafood Vegetables White Fish Poultry
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