SOUTH AFRICA

2005 | 2004 | 2003 | ARCHIVE

de Trafford Pinot Noir
2004 Pinot Noir

Viticulture

Vineyard:
Soil Type:
Vine Age: 8 years old.
Irrigation: Lightly irrigated
Harvest Date: 13 February 2004
Yield: 4 t/ha

Vinification:

Spontaneous natural yeast fermentation started after 4 days cold soak. Fermented up to max. 31ºCentigrade. The cap of skins were punched down manually 2 - 4 times a day for 14 days. Wine was then drained directly into 2 x 225 Liter barrels together with single pressing from traditional basket press.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Attractive Ruby
Nose: Complex spicy cherry, cranberry and slightly earthy aroma.
Palate: sweet/sour texture to the palate highlights the complex spice and fruit flavors.
Other: Should accompany a wide variety of meals from rich seafood to venison casserole.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 15.28
RS (g/l):
TA (g/l): 4.8
pH: 3.92