Waterford Estate The Jem 2011

Driven by Cabernet Sauvignon with ripe cherries, black current and cedar wood. Also well complimented by truffle like flavours and exotic spice.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Shiraz, 11% Merlot, 6% Mourvèdre, 14% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Barbera, 2% Sangiovese
winemaker : Mark Le Roux
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.8 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.63  ta : 5.1 g/l  va : 0.66 g/l  so2 : 94 mg/l  fso2 : 43 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : 

The wine will steadily develop over the next 10 - 15 years.

The wine is well layered and integrated tannins combine with fruit flavours to offer an elegant yet long lasting finish that is classically dry and rewarding.

about the harvest: 

An excellent cold winter but with less than ideal rainfall. The growing season started off rather fast with the warmer conditions and drier soils. Lack of wind and rain during flowering produced an excellent crop for the vintage. The growing season was hot and dry up until the end of harvest. Whites are rich with hints of oiliness and reds are soft textured with ripe fruit notes.

in the cellar : 

Yeast: Various
Fermentation: Combination of barrel and stainless steel
Barrel ageing: 20 Months – French, 225 litre, 1/3 1st, 2nd & 3rd fill

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