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Wine of the week: 2017 Secateurs rose 

Swartland, South Africa

Retail $14-$17

This intriguing wine is made from grapes from old bush vines grown at the Badenhorst Family Wines farm in South Africa's Swartland region, 40 miles north of Cape Town. Most of the farm's 69 acres of vineyards are certified for organic production. A blend of 90 percent cinsault and 10 percent shiraz grapes, the juices were blended and naturally fermented in large vats. In the glass, the wine offers complex aromas of raspberry, rose water and an herbal tone. On the palate, taste minerality, strawberry, red currants, citrus, cranberries and spice. Drink it with grilled shrimp, shellfish, oysters, chicken salad, barbecue, cured meats and burgers. Buy it at: Swirl Wine Bar & Market, Brady's Wine Warehouse and Pearl Wine Co. Drink it at: Patois, Coquette, Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar, Company Burger, Bacchanal Wine, The Drifter Hotel and Vino Volo at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.


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