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Adi Badenhorst, a legend in our view, pays hommage to one of his favourite Old World numbers: Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The Grenache, Mourvedre blend is a classic Châteauneuf one, and delivers the same kind of throaty, richly endowed glory. A man on a mission, a wine on song.
Adi grew up between vineyards and spent his time picking (stealing) grapes and making his first wine when he was thirteen. After completing his studies at Elsenburg, Adi worked in the north Rhone, France, New Zealand and nine years as winemaker at the esteemed Stellenbosch estate, Rustenberg. In 2008 he packed it all in and bought a 60-hectare piece of land in the Paardeberg with his cousin Hein. They now proudly farm together, practice biological farming and make natural wines in the traditional manner.
Type: Shiraz / Syrah
A great Shiraz - the sort that really gives you a tingle on the tongue and a warm rosy glow in the stomach. Jammy flavours at the forefront and a peppery kick to finish things off. The kind of wine that would floor a side of beef in seconds.
Some would say, and notably have stated outright, that this is a red to rival our famous Beneficio! Superbly food-friendly and granted enthusiastic thumbs up by whoever's lips this special Pinotage touches. A must-try-must-buy kind of wine.
Using fruit grown in the viticultural heaven that is Maipo Valley, Chile. Roberto Carranca has created a wine rich in jammy black fruit flavours. Perfect served alongside some posh sausages or a well seasoned steak.
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