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De Trafford Merlot, De Trafford Winery, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2017

South Africa


Tasting Notes

Vibrant red berry with refined cut grass, violets and subtly spiced nose. The palate is medium bodied with lovely fine, dry tannins and a refreshing, long finish.

Food Matches

Veal or beef roast, Cheesy gratins & Vegetable lasagne

Wine Profile

Wine Type Red Wine

Vintage 2017

Style Full & Rich Reds

Country South Africa

Grower Name De Trafford Winery

Grape Variety Merlot

ABV 15.00%

Closure Natural Cork

Bottle Size 75cl

Allergens Sulphites



De Trafford Winery

De Trafford is a small South African family-owned winery located at the top of a dramatic valley above Stellenbosch, 380m up between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains, at the end of the Blaauwklip road, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. It was founded in 1992 by architect David Trafford and his artist wife Rita with the goal of producing high-end wines of… Read More

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Merlot is a red grape variety, famous for its use in the great wines of Pomerol and St-Emilion on Bordeaux's right bank and now of immense popularity the world over, competing with Cabernet Sauvignon as the most planted black grape. It is used both as a single varietal where it produces wines of a fruit-driven nature, with soft and ripe black fruit flavours and gentle… Read More

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