AA Badenhorst, Sout van die Aarde Palomino 750ml 2018

South Africa, Swartland
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Tasting notes:
'The Palomino grapes from this coastal Swartland vineyard are always delivered with a little sand, but it's the limestone bedrock that has a greater influence on the style of this incredible wine. Saline, focused and refreshing, with a finish that lasts for over a minute, it wouldn't look out of place among the best Listán Blancos from Tenerife. Drink 2020-30.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 95/100

'The 2018 Sout van die Aarde is pure Palomino fermented in 500-liter barrels for 11 months. It has a light, neutral bouquet with discreet gravelly and sea spray scents, less oxidative in style than other Palominos found in the Capelands. The clean, fresh, lightly spiced palate offers a fine bead of acidity and a tang of lemongrass and dessicated orange peel on the finish. Very fine.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 90/100

'Relatively neutral on the nose, then a fine subtle sour freshness on the palate. A stony mineral streak in that herbal, grapefruit, almost tart intense freshness. Perfect for a hot day. Serve well chilled.' – Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 16.5/20

Alc: 12%

About AA Badenhorst:
AA Badenhorst Family Wines are grown, made and matured on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. The farm is owned by cousins, Hein and Adi Badenhorst, and over the last decade, 41 hectares of old vines, the oldest planted back in 1952, have been farmed back to glory. They practice biological farming and make natural wines in the traditional manner. ‘The top wines translate Swartland through Adi’s fuzzy logic and irresistible charm,’ writes Neal Martin after a visit. He also calls his visit one of his ‘top 10 wine visits of all time’.
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Alcohol 12%
Variety Palomino
Blend information 100% Palomino
Rating TA 95
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