Waterford Estate The Jem 2009

With restraint aromas of pencil shaving, cigarbox, spices and cassis, the wine develops additional nuances in the glass. The classically dry palate has a seamless balance between fruit purity and tannin austerity with a medium acidity.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Shiraz, 9% Merlot, 8% Cabernet franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Mourvedre, 2% Barbera ]
winemaker : Mark Le Roux
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.2 % vol  rs : 1.4 g/l  pH : 3.70  ta : 5.8 g/l  va : 0.75 g/l  so2 : 90 mg/l  fso2 : 40 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Bronze
2013 Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal

ageing : The 2009 vintage is possibly one the best of the past 25 years, and this wine will steadily develop over the next 10 to 15 years.

in the cellar :  Bottling date: November 2010
Yeast: Various
Fermentation: Combination of barrel and stainless steel
Barrel Ageing: 20 Months – French, 225Ltr,1/3 1st, 2nd & 3rd fill
Fining: None
Filtration: Bulk filtration, prior to bottling

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