South Africa / Stellenbosch
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2019 Jordan Mellifera Noble Late Harvest Riesling

Jordan Wine Estate

Stellenbosch

Named after the Cape Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera Capensis, and inspired by the owners’ son’s unfortunate experience with them during the sweet wine’s first press cycle. The Mellifera is only made in years when botrytis, or a small amount thereof, is found on the grapes.

Delicate and floral with a ripe apricot and spring blossom bouquet and the well-balanced acidity adds elegance to the long, rich finish.


Viticulture

Hand-selected and harvested on 25th of April 2019 at 26˚B. South-facing vineyard, 280m above sea level


Vinification

The juice was racked into a stainless steel tank and fermented between 13 and 15°C using a specially selected strain of yeast capable of handling higher sugars.


Recommendation

The perfect ending to a meal—pair with crème brûlée or a cheese selection.