Merlot, De Trafford, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2009
The De Trafford Winery is situated high up the valley with stunning views over Stellenbosch, South Africa. Winemaker David Trafford is an interesting character and is almost entirely self-taught.
The Merlot has an attractive bright red colour. On the nose you will get red berry and cherry fruit with intriguing spearmint, nuts and spices. These flavours follow through on the palate with lovely fine, dry tannins and a soft, long finish. At its best between 2012 and 2018. Ideal with baked pasta or light red meat dishes such as veal and pork.
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Country South Africa