South African Pack
Mixed 3 Pack
South Africa

$88.00

Fruit
Earth
Body
Tannin
Acid
Alcohol

Included in this Pack:

1 bottle 2019 AA Badenhorst Family Wines ‘Secateurs’ Chenin Blanc
1 bottle 2018 AA Badenhorst Family Wines ‘Secateurs’ Cinsaut
1 bottle 2019 Rossouw, Gouws & Clarke ‘Dry Red’ Pinotage

2019 AA Badenhorst Family Wines ‘Secateurs’ Chenin Blanc: A wine made from bush vines planted in the 1950’s and 60’s in mostly granitic soils, there’s a variety of different exposures across the vineyards which brings added complexity. It see’s old cask and concrete tanks in the winery. The nose shows a classic Chenin Blanc fruit profile, ripe apple and pear with secondary notes of camomile and honey. The palate has weight and texture, honeyed through the finish with crisp acid.

2018 AA Badenhorst Family Wines ‘Secateurs’ Cinsaut: One of the most breathtaking wine regions on the planet. Valtellina is tucked into the northern pocket of Lombardy hugging the Swiss border. Sandro Fay make this delicious wine from Chiavennasca or Nebbiolo as it is called elsewhere. Bright, light and perfumed. The nose is super alluring and the palate is silky with refreshing acidity and fine alpine tannins.

2019 Rossouw, Gouws & Clarke ‘Dry Red’ Pinotage: Pinotage was bred in 1925 by Abraham Perold, the first Professor in viticulture at the University of Stellenbosch. It was created by pollinating a Pinot Noir plant with Cinsaut, known in South Africa at the time as Hermitage. I’ve had some turbulent experiences with Pinotage over the years but I think this wine sets a good path for people to follow. Here we see the use of carbonic maceration, which helps bring about perfume and lift to the nose. Bright lifted cherries, strawberries and raspberries and all these alongside herbs and spices. The palate is silky, vibrant and seductive. Fine tannins give a nice amount of detail. Drinks like Pinot Noir, but with a South African DNA.

Producer Profile

AA Badenhorst Family Wines
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.

Rossouw, Gouws & Clarke
I had great the pleasure to work with David Clark at the Royal Mail Hotel a few summers ago. He, like me, once tread the boards of some of Australia’s great dining destinations. Dave now lives in South Africa with his wife Jeanette and they are part of the trio that brought this wine to life. Jurgen Gouw is a very savvy winemaker for Intellego in South Africa and brings great experience to the team. While Scholtz Rossouw is the farmer who nurtures these grapes into existence.

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Review

Included in this Pack:

1 bottle 2019 AA Badenhorst Family Wines ‘Secateurs’ Chenin Blanc
1 bottle 2018 AA Badenhorst Family Wines ‘Secateurs’ Cinsaut
1 bottle 2019 Rossouw, Gouws & Clarke ‘Dry Red’ Pinotage

2019 AA Badenhorst Family Wines ‘Secateurs’ Chenin Blanc: A wine made from bush vines planted in the 1950’s and 60’s in mostly granitic soils, there’s a variety of different exposures across the vineyards which brings added complexity. It see’s old cask and concrete tanks in the winery. The nose shows a classic Chenin Blanc fruit profile, ripe apple and pear with secondary notes of camomile and honey. The palate has weight and texture, honeyed through the finish with crisp acid.

2018 AA Badenhorst Family Wines ‘Secateurs’ Cinsaut: One of the most breathtaking wine regions on the planet. Valtellina is tucked into the northern pocket of Lombardy hugging the Swiss border. Sandro Fay make this delicious wine from Chiavennasca or Nebbiolo as it is called elsewhere. Bright, light and perfumed. The nose is super alluring and the palate is silky with refreshing acidity and fine alpine tannins.

2019 Rossouw, Gouws & Clarke ‘Dry Red’ Pinotage: Pinotage was bred in 1925 by Abraham Perold, the first Professor in viticulture at the University of Stellenbosch. It was created by pollinating a Pinot Noir plant with Cinsaut, known in South Africa at the time as Hermitage. I’ve had some turbulent experiences with Pinotage over the years but I think this wine sets a good path for people to follow. Here we see the use of carbonic maceration, which helps bring about perfume and lift to the nose. Bright lifted cherries, strawberries and raspberries and all these alongside herbs and spices. The palate is silky, vibrant and seductive. Fine tannins give a nice amount of detail. Drinks like Pinot Noir, but with a South African DNA.