A.A. Badenhorst, Swartland Secateurs Red Blend

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Vintage: 2019

Varietal: 82% Cinsault, 10% Shiraz, 8% Grenache

Region: South Africa

Farming: Sustainable

Perfumed, peppery, spicy, smoky aromas, with ripe red fruit notes. The palate is supple, smooth on the entry but with enough grip and freshness to finish dry and refreshing. In the mouth the texture and fineness of fruit tannin and drinkability of the wine is immediately evident.

All grapes are hand-picked, chilled overnight and then crushed into open concrete tanks for natural primary fermentation which lasts around two weeks. The tanks are pigeaged (foot stomped, with clean feet, normally!) twice daily during this time. The finished wine is run off into old casks and concrete tanks which have a low impact on the natural wine aromas and structures. The blended wine was left on its gross lees in casks, foudres and concrete tanks for 12 months before being bottled. Before bottling the wine was lightly filtered but not fined. 80ppm