Cape Winemakers Guild

De Trafford Perspective 2004

The grapes are from our carefully manicured Mont Fleur vineyard 400m above sea level, between the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountains. Planted in 1994 with narrow 2 m rows and a high planting density of 5000 vines per hectare. Open top fermentation in a small tank, 2 days pre-fermentation soak, fermentation with indigenous yeasts and four days post fermentation maceration. Total 14 days on skins. Maximum temperature 29 degrees C for the Cabernet Franc and 31 degrees C for the Merlot. Drained into new French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and 20 months maturation before bottling unfiltered. No fining. Tasting Note: Complex cranberry, smoke, dust and a touch of earth on nose. Fine, firm, grippy tannins with integrated fruit lingering on the palate at the end of a long, dry finish.

Winemaker: David Trafford

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 2 100.00
  • Lowest: R 1 600.00
  • Average: R 1 530.00


  • Bottle Size 750
  • Case Size: 6 x 750
  • Cases Produced: 144
  • Cases Auctioned 112


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