Kelder Steen 2019 - Badenhorst


Kelder Steen 2019


Badenhorst’s labels can be a little confusing (by Adi Badenhorst’s own admission), but luckily Harvey Nichols is here to decipher them, so you don’t miss out on these incredible wines. Especially this one, which was awarded a huge 94 points by Master of Wine, Tim Atkin.

Kelder is an old and wild vineyard on the Badenhorst farm, with vines planted between 1950 and 1970. Steen is the South African name for Chenin Blanc. So, this is one of Badenhorst’s rare single-vineyard Chenins. Kelder has provided grapes for the much-loved Family White and Secateurs range, but now it has been elevated to single-vineyard status, and deservedly so. It produces a very pretty and very classic Chenin Blanc, brimming with crunchy green apple, pear, lemon barley sugars, quince jelly, green herbs and a pinch of spice from the oak. It sets us in the mood for roast pork and apple sauce, but would work equally well with fresh fish, herby dishes and mild curries.

Adi Badenhorst is one of South Africa’s most exciting, hirsute and funny winemakers and has been a pivotal player in the ‘Swartland Revolution’, which has propelled this once neglected grape-growing region into the limelight. After honing his skills in the Rhône Valley (which plays a huge influence in his wines), New Zealand and at Rustenberg, he bought a rundown winery and a clutch of gnarled vines and went it alone. Adopting a dynamic and experimental approach, the wines of Badenhorst are made using old-vine fruit from long established vineyards and vinified using traditional and non-interventionist methods. Adi jokes that the most expensive piece of kit in his winery is the coffee machine. His wines are all vegan friendly.

£5.33 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3323002

Style No.: 840626

Country: South Africa
Region: Swartland
Grapes: Chenin Blanc
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.5%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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