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AA Badenhorst Family Wines Secateurs Red Blend 2011

AA Badenhorst Family Wines  Secateurs Red Blend 2011


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The vineyards are very old bush-vines, planted on East, North and South facing slopes, bringing tremendous variety to the fruit. Most vines are un-irrigated mountain sloped bush-vines grown on a variety of granite soils that are naturally low yielding. 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 vines are unirrigated and farmed as biologically as possible.
Category Red Wine
Region South Africa, Swartland
Brand AA Badenhorst Family Wines
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Secateurs Red Blend has light raspberry, briary and tertiary scented bouquet that is vibrant and demonstrates wonderful clarity. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh, ripe redcurrant and wild strawberry fruit. It is very pure with supple tannins and a refined, natural finish. This is beautifully crafted courtesy of the inimitable Mr. Badenhorst. Drink now-2015.

Neal Martin, December 2012
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorDelivers friendly, pure cherry, plum and white pepper notes, with subtle toast shading the finish. Shiraz, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Pinotage.

James Molesworth, June 15, 2013