A.A. Badenhorst "The Curator" Red Blend 2021


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Alcohol: 13.4%

Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cinsault, Grenache Noir

Localization: Swartland, South Africa

Tasting Notes: The Curator is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cinsault, and Grenache Noir from Swartland and the surrounding areas. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are the bolder, more expressive components in this wine with structure and firmness. The Grenache and Cinsault temper the tannins resulting in a wine that’s full-bodied but easy to drink, easy to open (another bonus), and to share!

The Domain: AA Badenhorst Family Wines are grown, made, and matured on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. The 28 hectares of old bush vines grow in the Siebritskloof part of the Paardeberg mountain.

The property is owned by the dynamic and good-looking cousins Hein and Adi Badenhorst. They are originally from Constantia. Their grandfather was the farm manager of Groot Constantia for 46 years. Their fathers were born there and farmed together in Constantia, during the days when people still ate fresh vegetables and Hanepoot grapes, drank Cinsault and there were a lot less traffic lights and hippies still had a presence. Together these two have restored a neglected cellar on the farm that was last used in the 1930s to make natural wines in the traditional manner.