Jordan Merlot 2002

International Wine Challenge 2005 - Silver
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.


variety : Merlot | 100% Merlot
winemaker : Gary & Kathy Jordan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.42 g/l  pH : 3.44  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2003 - Silver
International Wine Challenge 2005 - Silver
in the vineyard : The Merlot was harvested from east- and west-facing 10 - 16 year old vineyards, situated on decomposed granite soils. The maturity of these vineyards ensures smaller berries with concentrated fruit flavours.

about the harvest: Harvested between 22nd February and 5th March 2002.

in the cellar : Fermented in overhead retort-shaped, stainless steel fermentors at 26-30ºC. 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.
The wine was racked into barrels during the second week of March where it underwent malo-lactic fermentation. After further racking it spent between 14 months in new and second fill 225 litre French oak barrels.

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