De Trafford Elevation 393 Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Product code: 13DET12B2005

Lush blackberry and spicy fruitcake aromas. Dense tannins and intense cassis fruit provide a rich supple almost thick texture. This is a wine with a long life ahead of it.

  • Country:South Africa
  • Region:Western Cape
  • Vintage:2005
  • ABV:14.5%
  • Residual sugar:2.2 g/L
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz
  • Closure:Natural Cork

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De Trafford Elevation 393 Kabernay Soeveenyon

Product guide note

This wine is made from a blend of grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. It is a very rich, full bodied wine with fruitcake aromas and flavours of blackcurrant and sweet vanilla.

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

The grapes were hand harvested. 100% de-stemming and gentle crushing directly into open top fermenters. Spontaneous natural yeast fermentation at maximum temperature of 29-31°C. Time on skins 12-15 days, with cap of skins punched down (pigeage) 1-4 times a day. Wine drained directly to barrels together with single pressing from traditional basket press. Red wines undergo malolactic fermentation in the barrel. This helps to integrate the new oak and fix colour and flavour compounds. Mostly new French oak used. Time in barrel 22 months, which included several rackings to gradually clarify the wine and assist maturation. This wine was bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered, on the property.

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