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De Trafford Sijnn Touriga Nacional 2009

100% Touriga Nacional This 5 year old bush vine vineyard on gently sloping slate, about 70 metres above the banks of the Breede River, produced a mere 2 tons / hectare. Picked in the early morning and transported to Stellenbosch in a cool truck. Spontaneous natural yeast fermentation followed sorting, crushing and de-stemming. Time on skins was 9 days, with skins punched down 2 to 3 times a day. Single pressing in traditional basket press and malolactic fermentation in barrels. We used 2 new 225 litre barrels for the first year and a single 400 litre old barrel in the second year of maturation. Time in barrel was 22 months. The wine was bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered. Tasting note: Attractive medium deep red colour and an attractive dry finish. A truly unique wine from the exciting new ward, Malgas. Slate, wild fruits, herbs and a spicy leafiness on the nose. Barrel maturation character evident, but not specific oak flavours. Soft, though quietly substantial palate with a nice texture, excellent complexity and an attractive dry finish. This wine needs 3 to 4 years to evolve and should last a lot longer.

Winemaker: David Trafford

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 700.00
  • Lowest: R 1 200.00
  • Average: R 1 400.00


  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750 ml
  • Cases Produced: 85
  • Cases Auctioned 64


  • Alc: 14.37 vol%
  • RS: 1.80 g/l
  • TA: 6.30 g/l
  • pH: 3.61

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