AA Badenhorst Kelder Steen 2021


The single vineyard was planted in 1966 on decomposed granite soils and is situated just next to the “kelder”, which means cellar in Afrikaans.

Apricots; pineapple and some yellow peach present on the nose.  The palate is complex; textured and long lasting.

5 in stock


From three generations of winemaking stock, Adi was destined to be the best. Time in the Rhône, New Zealand and as winemaker at Rustenberg polished his talent before he (along with his cousin) brought his humble vineyard in the Paardeberg complete with gnarled vines and a run-down winery.

There are few young winemakers in South Africa that haven’t benefitted from his mentorship. This furry-faced whirlwind can be such a big personality – one of those ‘force of nature’ types – that people forget just how brilliant a winemaker he actually is. Adi makes wines to drink.

How does he decide which vineyards to bottle separately? ‘These special parcels are rated 3 on the ‘golden tears’ scale,’ says Adi, referring to the tears these precious old vines make him and his team shed when entering the vineyard. These Chenin Blancs are full and textured and have a vivid freshness that will allow ageing.

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