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de Trafford Pinot Noir
2005 Pinot Noir


Soil Type:
Vine Age: 9 years.
Irrigation: Lightly irrigated
Harvest Date: 29 January 2006
Yield: 4 t/ha


Spontaneous natural yeast fermentation started after 4 days cold soak. Fermentation took place for 18 months in 2 x 225 Liter second fill French Oak barrels, together with a single pressing from traditional basket press.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Ruby
Nose: Spicy raspberry core on the nose with subtle nuances of herbs; flowers; tobacco and forest floor.
Palate: An elegant, restrained palate with firm, fine tannins and fresh, savoury fruit flavours.
Other: Should accompany a wide variety of meals from delicate meat dishes to wild mushroom pasta.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.76
RS (g/l):
TA (g/l): 5.5
pH: 3.60