De Trafford Straw Wine 2005

Product code: 13DET90H2005

  • Country:South Africa
  • Region:Stellenbosch
  • Vintage:2005
  • ABV:10%
  • Colour:White
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:37.5 cl
  • Grape Variety:Chenin Blanc
  • Closure:Natural Cork

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 picked at optimum ripeness and laid out on drying racks in 70% shade for 3 weeks. This allows the grapes to concentrate sugars, acids and flavours, before reharvesting in the cool mornings. Fermented with natural yeasts and matured for 19 months using mostly new 225l oak barrels- 60% French and 40% American. Racked while in barrel to remove heavy sediment and lightly bentonite fined. The VA had to be reduced by about 20% a few months prior to bottling

  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Vegan Yes

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