Aa Badenhorst Grenache Raaigras 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
South Africa
appellation
Swartland
VM
91
VM
91
Rated 91 by Vinous Media
The 2017 Raaigras (“rye grass”) Grenache comes from the oldest Grenache in South Africa, planted in 1952. It has a well-defined, very perfumed, almost minty bouquet of thyme and sage. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly medicinal opening, that leitmotif of peppermint surfacing through the red fruit, and well defined with gentle grip and slightly chalky tannin on the sappy finish. Very fine.
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Aa Badenhorst Grenache Raaigras 2017 750ml

SKU 820252
$52.94
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VM
91
VM
91
Rated 91 by Vinous Media
The 2017 Raaigras (“rye grass”) Grenache comes from the oldest Grenache in South Africa, planted in 1952. It has a well-defined, very perfumed, almost minty bouquet of thyme and sage. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly medicinal opening, that leitmotif of peppermint surfacing through the red fruit, and well defined with gentle grip and slightly chalky tannin on the sappy finish. Very fine.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
South Africa
appellation
Swartland
Overview
Rated 91 - The 2017 Raaigras (“rye grass”) Grenache comes from the oldest Grenache in South Africa, planted in 1952. It has a well-defined, very perfumed, almost minty bouquet of thyme and sage. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly medicinal opening, that leitmotif of peppermint surfacing through the red fruit, and well defined with gentle grip and slightly chalky tannin on the sappy finish. Very fine.
green grapes

Varietal: Grenache

The purple skinned grapes of the Grenache varietal have quickly become one of the most widely planted red wine grapes in the world, flourishing in several countries which have the correct conditions in which they can grow to ripeness. They thrive anywhere with a dry, hot climate, such as that found in central Spain and other such arid areas, and produce delightfully light bodied wines full of spicy flavors and notes of dark berries. Their robustness and relative vigor has led them being a favorite grape varietal for wineries all over the world, and whilst it isn't uncommon to see bottles made from this varietal alone, they are also regularly used as a blending grape due to their high sugar content and ability to produce wines containing a relatively high level of alcohol.
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Region: Coastal Region

South Africa is a fascinating country for wine, and the coastal regions at the very tip of the African continent are widely regarded as being one of the finest wine regions in the world. It isn't difficult to understand why the early European settlers in the 17th century saw such potential for viticulture in the area; the heat is fantastic, the summer days wonderfully long, the soil rich in minerals, and the strong winds coming from the ocean provide much needed coolness in which the grapes could ripen slowly and fully. Over time, South Africa's coastal regions became covered in strong, healthy vineyards, and today, the wine industry of the region is booming. The past few decades have seen wineries experimenting with a wide range of grape varietals, and also producing fortified wines and sparkling wines of great character alongside their classic varieties.
fields

Country: South Africa

As geographically diverse country, with everything from lush green valleys to areas of arid desert, mountainsides and river estuaries, South Africa unsurprisingly produces a huge range of excellent wines. Regions such as the Breede River Valley consistently impress with their Semillon wines and the lush, fruity Ruby Cabernets grown and processed here, and the cooler region of Overberg is attracting much attention as a result of their silky Pinot Noir bottles. However, all over the oceanic tip of this fascinating country, traditional methods dating back over three hundred years are combining with modern technologies to produce some of the finest examples of New World wines to be found anywhere on the globe.
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green grapes

Varietal: Grenache

The purple skinned grapes of the Grenache varietal have quickly become one of the most widely planted red wine grapes in the world, flourishing in several countries which have the correct conditions in which they can grow to ripeness. They thrive anywhere with a dry, hot climate, such as that found in central Spain and other such arid areas, and produce delightfully light bodied wines full of spicy flavors and notes of dark berries. Their robustness and relative vigor has led them being a favorite grape varietal for wineries all over the world, and whilst it isn't uncommon to see bottles made from this varietal alone, they are also regularly used as a blending grape due to their high sugar content and ability to produce wines containing a relatively high level of alcohol.
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Region: Coastal Region

South Africa is a fascinating country for wine, and the coastal regions at the very tip of the African continent are widely regarded as being one of the finest wine regions in the world. It isn't difficult to understand why the early European settlers in the 17th century saw such potential for viticulture in the area; the heat is fantastic, the summer days wonderfully long, the soil rich in minerals, and the strong winds coming from the ocean provide much needed coolness in which the grapes could ripen slowly and fully. Over time, South Africa's coastal regions became covered in strong, healthy vineyards, and today, the wine industry of the region is booming. The past few decades have seen wineries experimenting with a wide range of grape varietals, and also producing fortified wines and sparkling wines of great character alongside their classic varieties.
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