De Trafford Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Product code: 13DET10B2008

Rich intense nutty fruitcake nose with a mix of black and red wild berries. Some tobacco, smoke, toast and cedar mostly from the oak.

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

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Product guide note

Cabernet Sauvignon is known as the “King of Grape Varieties” because it is capable of making such consistently good wine. This one is full-bodied with concentrated blackberry and cassis flavours and a hint of cedar, which comes as a result of the wine being aged in wood.

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

100% de-stemming and crushing by hand directly into 2 tonne open top fermentation tanks. Spontaneous natural yeast fermentation at 30°C with the cap of skins punched down 2-4 times a day for 12 to 14 days. Wine drained directly to barrels together with single pressing from traditional basket press. All our wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in the barrel. 40% new French oak was used from high quality coopers. Time in barrels 22 months with several rackings to gradually clarify the wine and a

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