De Trafford 393 Shiraz 2008

Product code: 13DET5B2008

Rich, but very supple and elegant, with blueberry compote, fig and blackberry fruit flavours stitched with alluring mineral, spice and sweet cocoa notes. The finish is long and suave.

  • Country:South Africa
  • Region:Stellenbosch
  • Vintage:2008
  • ABV:15%
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Shiraz
  • Closure:Natural Cork

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Taste Scale: 10

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Production information

Producer: De Trafford

David Trafford is one of South Africa’s most individual winemakers. David is completely self-taught, save for a few months working a vintage in St Emilion. By trade he is an architect but in 1983 he decided to plant a small vineyard for fun. In 1991 David turned his part-time hobby into a full-time career. Twenty years on, he is one of South Africa’s most decorated winemakers.

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Production note

Handpicking into 20 kg crates. Destemming and gentle crushing directly into small 2 tonne open top fermentation tanks. Spontaneous natural yeast fermentation at maximum temperature (31°C) with the cap of skins punched down manually 1-4 times a day for 16 days. Wine drained directly to barrels together with single pressing from traditional basket press. The red wines undergo malolactic fermentation in the barrel. 50% new French oak was used. Time in barrel is 22 months with only 2 gentle rackings

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