De Trafford Elevation 393 2006

Product code: 13DET12B2006

This wine is characterised by its smoky blackcurrant and spicy fruitcake aromas. The dense, rich tannins and complex fruit flavours are perfectly balanced.

  • Country:South Africa
  • Region:Western Cape
  • Vintage:2006
  • ABV:14.5%
  • Residual sugar:2.0 g/L
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz

2006

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Taste scale & description

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Taste Scale: 11

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Food match

Steaks, Barbecued meats, Slow cooked beef

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

All the grapes are handpicked and then de-stemmed before being gently crushed. Fermentation occurs in open-top tanks, over a period of 12-15 days, with pigeage occurring 1-4 times a day. The wine is drained directly into barrels, and pressed using a traditional basket press. The wine undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation.

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