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Jordan - Merlot - Stellenbosch - South Africa

JORDAN – MERLOT

A bright, juicy and straightforward wine, offering a mixture of jammy red and black berry fruit, red plums and dark bitter chocolate. The subtle notes of menthol and cocoa help to accentuate the seductive flavours and generous, velvety middleweight tannins which make for an easy-going feel. This wine is perfect with fillet or game meat such as ostrich or kudu.

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VINEYARD

Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. Together this husband and wife team is a phenomenon. Gary’s parents, Ted and Sheelagh, bought the 146 hectare Stellenbosch property in 1982, and embarked on an extensive replanting programme, specializing in classic varieties suited to the different soils and slopes.

Unique by Nature’s Design, the Jordan slopes face North, South, East and West, with vineyards lying at differing altitudes from 160 to 410 m above sea level. The vineyards benefit from their close proximity to both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy a mild, Mediterranean climate with a maritime influence.

The Jordan philosophy combines the vineyards’ natural assets with innovative management, creating a profound expression of terroir. Jordan Wine Estate – the perfect Synergy between Soul and Soil.

Wine facts

Total Production:

60,000 bottles

Winemakers:

Sjaak Nelson & assistant winemaker Wade Roger-Lund with Cellar masters Gary & Kathy Jordan

Producer:

Jordan Wine Estate

Variant:

750 ml

Average Age of Vines:

15-20 years

Average Vineyard Altitude:

300 meters above sea level. East – and west-facing vineyards.

Density:

Low density

Production:

8 tons/ha

Sustainably Farmed:

As best as possible

Harvest Method:

Hand harvested

Sorting:

No

Fermentation and Maceration:

Fermented in overhead retort-shaped, stainless steel fermentors at 26-28°C. Pump-overs were done three times daily over the fermenting cap. A small portion received extended maceration while the remainder was pressed immediately after fermentation. After settlement the wine was racked into barrels where it underwent malolactic fermentation. After further racking it spent 16 months in new and second fill 225 litre French oak barrels.

Aging:

15+ years

Alcohol:

13.50%

Vintage:

2012

Country:

SOUTH AFRICA

Grape Varietal:

Merlot

SKU:

SA118

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