AA Badenhorst Ringmuur Cinsault 2022


The Ringmuur vineyard was planted in 1963 on decomposed granite soils surrounded on two sides by an old farm ring wall. This Hermitake, or Cinsault as we call it today, is tiny and completely different from the other Badenhorst Cinsault vineyards, usually yielding less than one ton of grapes. If you ever decide to stay over on the Badenhorst farm, book the Vineyard Cottage right next to the vineyard and enjoy the view over the hills from your unique hot tub in a barrel.

Made using carbonic maceration for 20 days in a closed tank, then transferred to a large old vat for another approximate 11 months.  With cherries and rose petals on the nose it is light and elegant, yet has the typical dry Cinsault tannin grip on finish. A real unicorn wine from the Swartland!

6 in stock


From three generations of winemaking stock, Adi took the good DNA, added some serious mad ideas and pure grit. Time in the Rhône, New Zealand and as winemaker at Rustenberg polished his talent before he (along with his cousin) bought his humble vineyard on the Paardeberg in Swartland, complete with gnarled vines and a run-down winery.

Many young winemakers in South Africa have benefitted from his mentorship. This furry-faced whirlwind can be such a big personality – one of those ‘force of nature’ types – it’s easy to forget just how brilliant a winemaker he is. Adi makes wines to drink, wines with stories.

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