De Trafford Straw Wine Half 2012

Product code: 13DET90H2012

Attractive bright gold colour. Great intensity and sweetness. Dried apricot and lemon skin, some flintiness, but mostly complex honey and treacle. The palate is intensely sweet yet not cloying, fresh and lively with an oxidative complexity and a long clean finish. A rewarding challenge to match with desserts!

  • Country:South Africa
  • Region:Stellenbosch
  • Vintage:2012
  • ABV:10%
  • Residual sugar:150.0 g/L
  • Colour:White
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:37.5 cl
  • Grape Variety:Chenin Blanc

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Taste scale & description

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Taste Scale: 1

You have a slightly sweet tooth and like wines that are ripe and juicy, rather than sharp and acidic.

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 about 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 23 months using 50% new 225L French oak barrels. Racked while in barrel to remove heavy sediment and lightly bentonite fined.

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