AA Badenhorst Caperitif Kaapse Dief 17.5%
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- Country - South Africa
- Region - Swartland
- Grape - Chenin Blanc
- Vintage - NV
- Alcohol - 17.5%
- Size - 70cl
STORY: Caperitif is made from wine fortified by spirits, gently sweetened with the sugars of the grape, bittered by cinchona bark and flavoured with a selection of some 35 natural botanicals, including Fynbos, Kalmoes and Naartjie.
By the end of the 20th century, Caperitif had become a ghost ingredient in classic cocktail recipes. What was this mysterious ‘Cape Aperitif’ that was referenced in that classic cocktail bible from the late 1800’s, the Savoy Cocktail Book? This question asked by an adventurous Danish mixologist lead to a meeting with a maverick South African winemaker and the rebirth of South Africa’s once-famous vermouth. Caperitif is handcrafted by infusing Chenin Blanc with the flavours and aromas of some 35 natural botanicals, many of which are unique to the insane biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
PRODUCER: Adi Badenhorst is a father and a husband, a farmer and winemaker. Above all else though, he is a pioneer in the truest sense of the word. A driving force behind the wine making revolution that has seen the rebirth of the Swartland region as one of South Africa’s most dynamic wine growing regions. He is innovative in his thinking and in his doing and thus perfectly suited to taking on the task of production of the lost ingredient and to drive the story of rediscovery.
TASTING NOTES: A fantastic vermouth, with a distinctively South African accent - bitter-sweet, grassy, with clementine-peel notes coming through strong and clear, top notes of clove, rooibos and ginger. Amazing just with Tonic...