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.
On Kalmoesfontein it is back to basics, using traditional winemaking equipment and old cement kuipe. “We make wines with immense character. We’re using what we can afford. We are making the best wines we can. And we are having great experiences. I want to make something, involving interaction from my family.”
The Family Red blend consists of Shiraz, Grenache, Cinsault, and Tinta Barocca.
Its nose is complex with aromas of black cherries, perfume, pepper and liquorice. On the palate, it starts with flavours of dark berry fruit and lavender, while the finish is dry and reminiscent of currant and savoury notes. Tannins are forthcoming but well incorporated and ripe. This wine is quite shy while young and will continue to develop and become more expressive over the next 8 years from vintage and beyond.
The warm earthy notes of the wine will suite a tomato-based casserole beautiful, or a rich cheese fondue!