AA Badenhorst Family Wines
‘Secateurs’ Cinsault 2018
Swartland, South Africa

$29.00

Fruit
Earth
Body
Tannin
Acid
Alcohol

Style: Red: Medium bodied with silky tannins.

Producer: AA Badenhorst Family Wines

Region: Swartland, South Africa

Grape: Cinsault | Shiraz | Grenache

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Malmesbury Shale, sandy granitic soils, gravel

Farming: Organic

Oak: Old oak cask

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: A beautiful rendition of these grapes. Smoky meat surround a pillow of fruits. Cranberry, strawberry and baked plum. On the palate there is black tea, tobacco and earth. fine, integrated tannin elevate this wine, but there is still plenty of delicious drinkability to it!

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

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.

Hein and Andre Adrian (Adi) Badenhorst are two cousins that have joined forces to purchase a rundown farm in the Swartland region of South Africa. It contains some of the oldest vineyards in the region and needed some love and care to bring it back to life. Adi had worked in cellars like Chateau Angelus in France and Wither Hills in New Zealand before creating his dream winery back home.

Description

Review

Style: Red: Medium bodied with silky tannins.

Producer: AA Badenhorst Family Wines

Region: Swartland, South Africa

Grape: Cinsault | Shiraz | Grenache

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Malmesbury Shale, sandy granitic soils, gravel

Farming: Organic

Oak: Old oak cask

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: A beautiful rendition of these grapes. Smoky meat surround a pillow of fruits. Cranberry, strawberry and baked plum. On the palate there is black tea, tobacco and earth. fine, integrated tannin elevate this wine, but there is still plenty of delicious drinkability to it!

Sebastian Crowther MS