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Tempranillo

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Shipping from: De Trafford & Sijnn

R 200

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2012


Cultivar:

100% Tempranillo

Country:

South Africa

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Specifications:

14.88% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.4
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 3 to 20 years
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

Medium deep, ruby red colour. Dusty red mulberry and dark cherry nose with leather and dried tomato notes. Palate shows similar flavours with slightly dusty, grainy tannins from the beginning to the end of the palate. Needs a little more bottle age. Benefits from decanting, but probably best between 2017 and 2023.

De Trafford Winery is situated on the beautiful Mont Fleur farm set at the top of a dramatic valley above Stellenbosch, 380m up between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains, right at the end of the Blaauwklip road, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.

A single block at Dornier, lower down the valley, was grafted over from Cabernet Sauvignon (planted in 2003) to Tempranillo in 2010. (So, essentially a mature vineyard). Due to our winery in Malgas, I was curious to work with the grape and in 2013 purchased 1 ton as a one off adventure. It is an excellent well- kept vineyard on your left as you drive into Dornier. Typical decomposed granite soil of the area with medium to high growth potential.

Handpicking into 20 kg lugboxes. Destemming and gentle crushing directly into small open top fermentation tanks. Spontaneous natural yeast fermentation @ max. 26 deg. with the cap of skins punched down manually 2 - 3 times a day for 11 days. Wine drained directly to barrels together with single pressing from basket press.

Time in barrel 27 months with 1/3 new French oak in the first 18 months before blending to a single 700L old oak barrel for a further 9 months.

Food pairing

Try with cured meats, tomato based pizza and baked pasta.

Vegetables Pork Hard Cheese Charcuterie
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