South Africa / Stellenbosch
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2016 Jordan Cobblers Hill

Jordan Wine Estate

Stellenbosch

The Ultimate Expression of Jordan Terroir. A limited-release wine, honouring the Jordan family heritage as master cobblers.
The palate is richly layered and intriguing with a variety of opulent flavours which include Sichuan pepper and blackcurrants. The 24-month barrel aging adds viscosity and a spicy finish.


Viticulture

SOIL: Decomposed granite (Hutton and Glenrosa soil form).
ASPECT: West-facing, 220m above sea level.
AGE OF VINES: 24 years old.
HARVESTING: Cabernet Sauvignon between the 12th of February & 2nd of March 2016 at 23°B and the Merlot between the 8th of March & 15th of March 2016 – 23.2°B.
CLONES: Merlot: 192 & 36 on R110 rootstock; Cabernet Sauvignon: 27 & 14 on 101-14 rootstock; Cabernet Franc: 1D on R110 rootstock; Petit Verdot: PR8719A.


Vinification

Fermented in overhead retort-shaped, stainless steel fermentors at 28°C. Three pump-overs were done daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it finished malo-lactic fermentation. A selection of the best barrels was made and the wine spent a total of 24 months in 225 litre French oak barrels.


Recommendation

Perfect with beef fillet, sirloin steak or veal cutlets