AA Badenhorst Raaigras Grenache Noir 2021


From the oldest Grenache vineyard in South Africa – planted in 1952, which has only 12 very special rows of vines!

This wine shows bright, light almost luminous ruby colour. Floating aromas of wild strawberries and raspberry with a hint of supple leather, pepper, dried herbs and rose petals.  On the nose its more about the perfume than the weight. The palate is very polished and weightless with cool mineral undertones, cloves and wild herbs. The finish is long with tight dry and grainy tannins.
A tip top old vine Grenache!

2 in stock


From three generations of winemaking stock, Adi was destined to be one of the best in SA. Time in the Rhône, New Zealand and as winemaker at Rustenberg polished his talent before he (along with his cousin) bought 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 benefited 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, not just for show. But he also cautions that you should not open it too young otherwise you’ll only enjoy half the pleasure locked up in each bottle.

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