SWARTLAND region, South Africa

Proprietor: Adi and Hein Badenhorst
Year of Establishment: 2007
Size of Estate: 60 hectares (23 hectares planted)
Av. bottles/annum: 300,000

Website: www.aabadenhorst.com

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AA Badenhorst Family Wines are made on Kalmoesfontein Farm in the Paardeberg area, it falls in Swartland appellation, between Wellington and Malmesbury. The 28ha of vineyards consists of old bush vines planted in the Siebritskloof part of the mountain.

The property is owned by the dynamic and good looking cousins Hein and Adi Badenhorst, both of them 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 in the days when people still ate fresh vegetables and Hanepoot grapes and when there were a lot less traffic lights.

The two of them have restored a neglected cellar on the farm that was last used in the 1930's to make natural wines in the traditional manner.


 

VINES

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Wines

AA Badenhorst Family Red

2013
Variety/ies
Shiraz, Grenache, Cinsault, Tinta Barocca
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Kalmoesfontein
Days of skin contact
Uo to 6 months
Filtered
No
Fined
Yes. Egg white
Elevage
30 years old 4,300 Litre foudre, for 18 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
65 ppm

AA Badenhorst white blend

2013
Variety/ies
Chenin blanc + 10 other
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Paardeberg
Days of skin contact
Nil
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
60 years old 1,200L foudre, for 1 year and cement vats for 1 year
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
90 ppm

Secateurs Chenin Blanc

2015
Variety
Chenin Blanc
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Kalmoesfontein, Swartland
Days of skin contact
small % carbonic
Filtered
Yes.
Fined
Yes. bentonite
Elevage
8 years old 500 Litre, up to 1 year plus 80% of the wine is aged in cement.
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
90 ppm

Secateurs red blend

2013
Variety/ies
Shiraz, Cinsault, Grenache + few others
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Kalmoesfontein
Days of skin contact
2 to 3 weeks
Filtered
No
Fined
yes, egg whites
Elevage
4,000 Litre foudre, for 12 months and up to 16 months in cement.
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
90 ppm

Geel-Kapel

2013
Variety/ies
Muscat de Frontignan
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Moutonshoek
Days of skin contact
2 weeks
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
6 year old 300 Litre barrels, for 18months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
30 ppm

AA Badenhorst RAMNASGRAS

2014
Variety/ies
CINSAULT
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Kalmoesfontein
Days of skin contact
3 weeks
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
4,000 Litre foudre, for 18 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
80 ppm

BRAK-KUIL

2014
Variety
Barbarossa
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Dwarskersbos, West Coast
Days of skin contact
2 weeks
Filtered
yes, sheets
Fined
yes, egg white
Elevage
7 year old 500 Litre barrels, for 11 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
80 ppm

CAPERITIF

NV
Variety/ies
WINE APERITIF/ VERMOUTH
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Moutonshoek, Kalmoesfontein
Days of skin contact
Nil
Filtered
Yes. Sheets
Fined
casein, PVPP
Elevage
3 months in stainless steel, and 225 litre casks (solera)
Wild Yeast