Jordan Bradgate Syrah 2013

A complex flavour spectrum of violets, sweet ripe plums and wild scrub with nuances of crushed pepper and bay leaf. Maturation in oak adds a spicy smokiness to the savoury fruitcake finish.

Perfect with Italian food; pizza, pasta or enjoy on its own!

variety : Shiraz | 100% Shiraz
winemaker : Gary & Cathy Jordan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.66  ta : 5.1 g/l  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

Over a century has passed since Alfred Jordan settled in the Winelands of the Western Cape and named his family home Bradgate. Today, Bradgate Wines are produced by the Jordan Family from classic varieties grown in the Stellenbosch region. The Bradgate range combines the soft, accessible fruit of the New World with the elegance of Classic wine styles, ensuring well-structured wines with a complex concentration of fruit and flavour.

in the vineyard : Location & Climate: The distinct ravine which embodies Stellenbosch Kloof harnesses all the qualities of a well-orientated compass. Varying elevations and aspects allows us to grow a selection of classic varieties to specific sites that optimise this expression through their location. The cooler south- and east-facing aspects, unique in Stellenbosch, hosts the more sensitive and aromatic white-skinned grape varieties.

Stellenbosch Kloof enjoys a cooler Mediterranean climate with maritime influences from False Bay, 14km to the south, and a refreshing breeze channelled from the West Coast’s Benguela current 24km to the north-west. These two breezes culminate at the top end of the ravine and bring in early morning mists, especially from False Bay. Consequently, temperatures in our meso-climate can be measured at least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening peri-ods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wines.

Appellation: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
Soil: Decomposed granite and loam.
Aspect: West-facing vineyards.
Age of vines: 8 - 22 years

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested between 6th of March and 15th of April 2013 from West-facing vineyards between 22° - 24.4° B.

in the cellar : The wine was matured for 9 - 16 months in new and used French oak barriques (225L).

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