Secateurs, Monferrato Rosso and Le Paradou, 3 Red Wines on Paris Metro

Going through wines I recently opened and poured, here's a trio of reds that meet the Paris Metro...

From South Africa Secateurs Red Blend (2011) by A.A Badenhorst with Shiraz, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre and Pinotage.

Secateurs  plus 2

Italy brings us Monferrato Rosso (2010) from Tenuta La Pergola in Cisterna d'Asti blended by no other than Kermit Lynch, my favorite of the three.

Last Le Paradou (2012) 100% Grenache from la famille Chaudiere.

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