Waterford Estate The Jem 2012

Intriguing aromatics of fresh fruit, wild spice, warmth and complexity complimented by the well layered and integrated tannins to offer an elegant yet long lasting finish that is classically dry and rewarding.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz, 14% Merlot, 11%Cabernet Franc, 4%Mourvèdre , 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Barbera, 3% Sangiovese ]
winemaker : Mark Le Roux
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.9 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 5.7 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  

AWARDS
Tim Atkin MW - Score 95 points 

A wine which encompasses our entire philosophy at Waterford Estate, the true reflection of the diversity and fruit on our property.

in the vineyard : Great winter with sufficiently cold and wet conditions. Spring brought moderate warmth initiating good even growth but late cultivars such as Cabernet Sauvignon received rain during flowering causing bad fruit set resulting in a 45% lower crop. Reds wines stood out in the vintage as being expressive and classical with lower alcohols.

in the cellar : Production quantity: 32 Barrels
Barrel ageing: 19 Months, 28% new 225L French oak barrels

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