De Trafford Merlot 2007

Product code: 13DET2B2007

Rich red berry and cherry fruit with beguiling savoury earthiness, nuts and spices. These flavours follow through on the palate with plenty of fine tannins and a classic long, dry finish.

  • Country:South Africa
  • Region:Stellenbosch
  • Vintage:2007
  • ABV:14.5%
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Merlot
  • Closure:Natural Cork

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De Trafford Murlow

Product guide note

This South African wine is made from Merlot grapes. It has flavours and aromas of rich red berries and some spices. This is a medium bodied wine that would be great with a Sunday roast.

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 lugboxes. De-stemming and gentle crushing directly into small 2 ton open top fermentation tanks. Spontaneous natural yeast fermentation at maximum temperautre (31°C) with the cap of skins punched down manually 1-3 times a day for 10-13 days. Wine drained directly to barrels together with single pressing from traditional basket press. All our red wines undergo malolactic fermentation in the barrel. 35% new French oak was used from high quality coopers. Time in barrel 20 mon

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