Badenhorst Kelderblok Steen
A Chenin Blanc full of energy and minerality
Style Badenhorst Kelderblok Steen 2020
Characteristics Badenhorst Kelderblok Steen
Adi Badenhorst is a constantly evolving vigneron who has won numerous awards for being a founding member of the famous Swartland revolution, an emerging South African area that is making waves. It all started when he and his cousin Hein acquired a neglected estate in the heart of the Paardeberg region’s vineyards, north of Cape Town, and together they build one of the region’s strongest wine projects.
One of their wines, Badenhorst Kelderblok Steen comes from Kelder, a vineyard planted with 50 and 60 year old vines on clay, granite and shale soils, which is also used to make a separate wine using Chenin Blanc grapes. The vines are not irrigated and are organically cultivated. Once the grapes have been harvested by hand, they are vinified in whole bunches directly in concrete tanks with native yeasts and a minimal amount of sulphur dioxide. The wine is then aged in foudres for a few months before bottling.
Badenhorst Kelderblok Steen is a white wine made through the combination of an old estate and a modern winery and using South Africa’s most widespread varieties that is best adapted to the country’s characteristics. It is full of energy and minerality.