AA Badenhorst Kalmoesfontein Red Blend 2019


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Kalmoesfontein is the farm the winery calls home situated in the Heart of the Paardeberg in the Swartland. This full bodied red is based on 5 to 6 different varieties that are separately fermented in concrete. The nose shows delicious complexity with meaty, red fruited notes with hints of pepper and black olive tapenade. There is textural finesse and seamless mouthfeel with brooding savoury flavours coming from the use of the Douro’s Touriga Nacional grape.

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Adi Badenhorst is the complete opposite of the suit-clad Château Lafite aficionado’s of this world and yet his fantastic facial hair and incredible sense of humour cannot mask the huge talent this man possesses as a winemaker.

From three generations of winemaking stock, Adi was destined to be the best. Time in the Rhône, New Zealand and as winemaker at Rustenberg polished his talent before he (along with his cousin) brought his humble vineyard in the Paardeberg complete with gnarled vines and a run-down winery.

He is now one of the leading players in ‘The Swartland Revolution’, a group of pioneering young winemakers, including Eben Sadie, Chris Mullineux and Marc Kent, making wines from the amazing raw materials that are part of the Swartland’s grape-growing legacy - a legacy that dates back centuries. Adi makes wines to drink.

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