DE TRAFFORD BLUEPRINT SYRAH
The De Trafford Blueprint Shiraz carries an outstanding track record achieving consistently high ratings in the Wine Spectator, never less than 90 points.
Most of the fruit for our Blueprint Syrah comes from a specific block in our neighbours vineyard at Keermont. We've used the fruit from this block since the first harvest in 2011 and continue to work closely with the Keermont team who produce some exquisite wines of their own. Usually a little of our Syrah 393 is added as well as small amounts from a few other blocks in the Helderberg area.
'Blueprint' refers to the plan of the winery on the label. A reference to David Trafford's previous architectural career.
We use no new oak with our Blueprint as the tannins are naturally quite soft and we don't want to interfere with the lovely, complex, subtle falvours of this wine.
We recommend drinking the wine young to enjoy its vibrant youthful fruit and subtle tertiary flavours. However, most vintages can be kept at least 10 years.