2020 AA Badenhorst Kalmoesfontein White
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2020 AA Badenhorst Kalmoesfontein White

$79. 99
$959.88 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Diam Cork

Crafted from old bush vines planted in the 1950’s and 1960’s which are grown without irrigation on various types of granite soil. The vineyards are planted on varying facing slopes bringing tremendous variety to the fruit. Fruit from other selected sites within the appellation are also purchased to complete the final blends.

Comprised of Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Verdehlo, Grenache Gris, Clairette Blanche, Semillon and Palomino. Whole bunch pressed directly to old casks (1200L foudres and one 3000L foudre) for fermentation and maturation of 15 months. After maturation, the wines are racked and blended in a single concrete tank and left for another 6 to 8 months before bottling. Inspired by the history of the old, long-forgotten Cape Blends that were around before the advent of modern winemaking.

Other Reviews....
Older vines on the property in Swartland, chenin, grenache blanc, muscadelle, chardonnay and more. The multiple vineyards are fermented separately then blended up.
Strong perfume, ripe citrus, some peachy notes, toasted almonds, marzipan and floral elements. Very good to sniff on. Full flavoured to taste, generous and rich, stains the palate gently with stone fruit, more citrus, some woody spice and finishes with tangerine freshness and a little clove. Serious and complex white wine here. Drink 2022 - 2025.
94 Points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front