South Africa / Stellenbosch
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2016 Jordan Chameleon Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Jordan Wine Estate

Stellenbosch

Often coined the “Baby Cobblers Hill” for its reminiscence to the estate’s flagship red blend. Plush textured merlot fills the framework provided by the cabernet, leading to approachable flavours of sun-ripened plum & dark-skinned spring berries with a top-note of herbal dried mint.


Viticulture

The cabernet sauvignon was harvested at 23.4°B between 12th of March and 21st of March 2014. The merlot was harvested at 24.3°B in the second of March 2014.


Vinification

Fermented in overhead retort-shaped, stainless steel fermentors. Pump-overs were done three times daily during fermentation.  The use of gravity and gentle pressing ensure full-flavoured wines with soft, balanced tannins. The cabernet sauvignon and merlot underwent malo-lactic fermentation in the barrel.