Cape Winemakers Guild

De Trafford Ou Kopland Chenin Blanc 2021

100% Chenin Blanc

A 39-year-old bush vine block on the top of the Bottelary Hills on crumbly shale soil. Picked in the cool early morning and lightly squashed and left for a couple of hours skin contact before pressing in a traditional wooden basket press and barrel fermented in neutral oak. Matured for 10 months and the best 400 litre barrel was selected for this auction wine. No yeast or acid added, and the wine was bottled unfiltered.

Tasting Notes: Deep, vibrant straw colour. Still rather closed and takes a while to evolve in the glass. Dense mineral fruit on the palate. A wine that will unfurl over many years.

Ready for drinking in 2023.

Winemaker: David Trafford

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R6 000
  • Lowest: R3 333
  • Average: R4 360


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 90
  • Cases Auctioned: 50


  • Alc: 13.8 vol%
  • RS: 1.7 g/l
  • TA: 5.9 g/l
  • pH: 3.34

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