Straw Wine Chenin Blanc 2008

Product code: 13DET90H2008

  • Country:South Africa
  • Region:Stellenbosch
  • Vintage:2008
  • 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 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. We had to reduce VA due to bottles arriving late from Italy.

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