Jordan Merlot 2011

Mature vineyards yield opulent fruit with plum, rich blackberry and mocha flavours. Framed by generously rounded tannins and spiciness from maturation in French oak, this wine is seductive from start to finish.

Perfect with Fillet or game meat such as ostrich or kudu.

variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winemaker : Gary & Kathy Jordan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

International Wine and Spirit Competion 2014 - Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - Bronze
in the vineyard : Spectacular panoramic views of Stellenbosch and Cape Town, cool hillside vineyards planted to classic varieties, and a modern family-run winery have combined to produce distinctive wines displaying the ripe concentrated fruity accessibility of the New World, with the complex elegance of classic wine.

The Merlot was harvested from east- and west-facing 10 – 20 year old vineyards, situated on decomposed granite soils. The maturity of these vineyards ensures smaller berries with concentrated fruit flavours.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested between 23rd of February and 6th March 2011 at 20.5 - 25.6ºB

in the cellar : 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.

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