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De Trafford Perspective 2008 (750ml bottles)

Cabernet Franc 50%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25% 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 2m rows and a high planting density of 5000 vines/hectare. Open-top fermentation in a small tank, two days pre-fermentation soak, fermentation with indigenous yeast and four days post-fermentation maceration. A total of 14 days on skins. Drained into new French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and 20 months maturation before bottling unfiltered. No fining. Tasting note: Still obviously very youthful, but showing some attractive fruit and soft fine tannins. 100% new oak nicely integrated on the palate with a long finish. Complexity should develop with time. Drink this wine in 4 to 10 years.

Winemaker: David Trafford

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 3 100.00
  • Lowest: R 1 500.00
  • Average: R 1 923.00


  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750 ml
  • Cases Produced: 95
  • Cases Auctioned 70


  • Alc: 14.69 vol%
  • RS: 1.60 g/l
  • TA: 5.90 g/l
  • pH: 3.85

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