From vines nearing 60 years old. Time on lees in concrete tanks and a portion in old oak make this a pretty complex and textured wine for a great value 'crowd pleaser'. It's a fairly rich wine but possesses a lovely vein of freshness to balance it.
Grilled/barbecued seafood and grilled haloumi salad match perfectly.
Varietal / Blend: Chenin Blanc
Decant: Not necessary
Closure: Screw cap
Farming Practices: Practising Biodynamics
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. The property is owned by the dynamic and good looking cousins Hein and Adi Badenhorst. They are originally from Constantia. Their grandfather was the farm manager of Groot Constantia for 46 years. Their fathers were born there and farmed together in Constantia, during the days when people still ate fresh vegetables and Hanepoot grapes, drank Cinsault and there were a lot less traffic lights and hippies still had a presence. On Kalmoesfontein it is back to basics, using traditional winemaking equipment and old cement kuipe.
“We make wines with immense character. We’re using what we can afford. We are making the best wines we can. And we are having great experiences. I want to make something, involving interaction from my family.”
Together these two have restored a neglected cellar on the farm that was last used in the 1930′s to make natural wines in the traditional manner.