Badenhorst Secateurs Red Blend 2018 (Shiraz/Cinsault/Grenache) – South Africa
Badenhorst Secateurs Red Blend 2018
This is the 8th vintage of Secateurs Red blend bottled under the Badenhorst Family Wines. The hefty Cinsault component will ensure excellent ageing and enough suppleness for drinking young. As you know most of the great old wines of the Cape had a good dollop of Cinsault in them – called Hermitake in those days!
The aromas are perfumed, peppery, spicy and exhibit ripe red fruit notes. As always, the palate texture of this style of wine is supple, smooth on the entry but with enough grip and freshness that has a dry and refreshing finish. In the mouth, the texture and fineness of fruit tannin and drinkability of the wine is immediately evident.
All fruit, red and white, is whole bunch-handled so no crushing or destemming takes place. The whites are tranferred directly to old casks or into concrete tanks for fermentation and ageing. The red grapes are fermented in concrete tanks and open wooden kuipe. No additions are done to the grapes other than sulfur before and after fermentation.
Perfect everyday drinking wine and very food friendly! It is excellent pairing with a burger or pizza or an easy weekday pasta dish.
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