Cape Winemakers Guild

De Trafford Perspective 2009

The grapes are from our carefully managed Mont Fleur vineyard around 400 metres above sea level, between the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountains. Steep, decomposed granite soils. Planted in 1994 with narrow 2 metre rows and a high planting density of 5000 vines/ hectare. Open top fermentation with indigenous yeast, including a pre and post fermentation maceration. A total of 14 days on skins. Drained into new small French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and 20 months maturation before bottling unfiltered. No fining. Tasting Notes: 2009 is a great vintage with exceptional ageing potential. Still obviously young, but showing intense, complex fruit and serious, fine tannins. 100% new oak nicely integrated on the palate with a long finish. Should develop well for many years.

Winemaker: David Trafford

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 2 700.00
  • Lowest: R 2 000.00
  • Average: R 2 164.29


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750 ml
  • Cases Produced: 96
  • Cases Auctioned 84


  • Alc: 15.19 vol%
  • RS: 1.40 g/l
  • TA: 5.50 g/l
  • pH: 3.84

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