limited stock De Trafford

Old Trafford

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Sold by: De Trafford & Sijnn

R 230

Ready to ship   available1 X 11 Sold only in multiples of 6 Bottles

750 ml (Standard)

2014


Cultivar:

47% Cinsaut, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14.24% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.4
Type: Red Blend, Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 5 yrs+
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

Vibrant medium ruby red colour. Lovely lifted spice and wild fruit nose. Very expressive. Soft easy drinking palate with nice vibrancy and some youthful tension. Loads of flavours already dancing across the palate to a refreshing dusty dry finish. Fascinating to see how this wine will develop, but why wait? Probably best between 2017 and 2016.

Wild Berries
Wild Berries

Blackberries
Blackberries

Spices
Spices

White Pepper
White Pepper

A very good, cold wet winter in Stellenbosch ensured the soil moisture supply was filled and we had even bud burst. We had cool, wet weather at the beginning of the growing season resulting in a slow start and moderate healthy growth. High rainfall in November and January meant there was no need for any irrigation. Fungal disease pressure was high in November / December, but well timed contact sprays kept the vines healthy. Bunch and berry size was a little larger than usual due to the higher rain and less wind than usual. This resulted in a little less concentrated, more delicate fresh style. Moderate temperatures and no rain over harvest meant the development of attractive fresh fruity characters. Harvest started about 2 weeks later than usual. The Darling grapes in the Swartland benefitted from the wetter than usual growing season and was an excellent vintage for the Cinsaut.

The Cinsaut is from a magnificent old bush vine vineyard in Darling, the cooler coastal side of the Swartland. Part of a he farm, meticulously farmed by a great character called "Boetie". (Referred to as "Darling Boetie"!) Yield approx. 4 tons / ha. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from our neighbouring Keermont vineyard on the slopes of the Helderberg, Stellenbosch. Both similar decomposed granite soil typical of the area.

Handpicking into 20 kg lugboxes. Destemming and gentle crushing directly into small open top fermentation tanks. Spontaneous natural yeast fermentation @ max. 27deg. with the cap of skins punched down manually 2 - 3 times a day for 10 days. Wine drained directly to barrels together with single pressing from basket press. We used a small amount of whole bunch in the Cinsaut and Syrah.

Handpicking into 20 kg lugboxes. Destemming and gentle crushing directly into small open top fermentation tanks. Spontaneous natural yeast fermentation @ max. 27deg. with the cap of skins punched down manually 2 - 3 times a day for 10 days. Wine drained directly to barrels together with single pressing from basket press. We used a small amount of whole bunch in the Cinsaut and Syrah.

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Enjoy with just about any food, even a Vegan dish.

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