2018 AA Badenhorst 'Sk’Windjiesvlei' Tinta Barocca

2018 AA Badenhorst 'Sk’Windjiesvlei' Tinta Barocca

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Single Vineyard wines are made and bottled with the express intent to respect the truth of the site. These bottlings capture the very essence of each vineyard in dramatic fashion. As Adi says, “these are wines without eye-shadow…”

Planted in 1962, Sk’Windjiesvlei Tinta Barocca comes from a seven-hectare vineyard whose name means “gusty wind,” when this Portuguese variety was becoming increasingly popular in South Africa. Easier to drink than it is to spell, this Tinta Barocca is purchased as grapes from a neighbouring farm.

This wine combines bright, succulent and savoury fragrance with tremendous purity and power. It maintains fine acidity and superb concentration of fruit. Super-dense without being weighty, the tannins make for an intensely dry finish. Expect flavours of damson, fig, and liquorice with texture from 10 per cent of stems, reminiscent of a Nebbiolo.

About the producers

Andre Adriaan Badenhorst grew up in the vineyards of the infamous wine estate Groot Constantia in Western Cape, South Africa. After working a few harvests at Chateau Angelus, Alain Graillot in the north Rhone, Adi purchased Kalmoesfontein farm with his cousin and restored a cellar that had been neglected since the 1930s. Here, they now make natural wines in the traditional manner, vinifying in old foudres and cement vats.

The vineyards on Kalmoesfontein farm are made up of very old bush-vines planted with Chenin Blanc (average 40 years old), Cinsault (average 45 years), and Grenache (average 58 years). Located on a mountain range which is a granite outcrop, the vines are un-irrigated and farmed as biologically as possible.

Badenhorst is a showman, with a nice line in self-deprecation. “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.' He also works naturally. ‘We don’t want anything other than the grape in here.”

NOTE FOR ORDERS:

Our pick-up times are 10am-10pm every day. Our address is 72 Amoy Street. Alternatively, you can have it delivered to your home.

Please WhatsApp +65 9751 5300 with the following details:

1. Name: John Tan
2. Order number: #1001
3. Preferred date of pick-up/delivery: 
Friday, March 27 
4. Preferred time of pick-up/delivery: 
330pm