The Ultimate Expression of Jordan Terroir. A limited-release wine, honouring the Jordan family heritage as master cobblers.
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 mari-time 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.
Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
Decomposed granite (Hutton and Glenrosa soil form).
West-facing, 220m above sea level.
21 years old
43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38 % Merlot , 12% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot.
Total Acid: 5.6g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.1g/l
The palate is richly layered and intriguing with a variety of opu-lent flavours which includes Sichuan pepper and blackcurrants. The 24-month barrel ageing adds viscosity and a spicy finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon between the 7th – 12th of March 2012 at 23.6 – 23.8°B; Merlot between the 29th February – 16th March 2012 a 23.2 -25.0°B; Cabernet Franc on the 15th March 2012 at 24.1°B; Petit Verdot on the 14th March 2012 at 24.9°B.
Fermented in overhead retort-shaped, stainless steel fermentors at 28°C. Three pump-overs were done daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it fin-ished malo-lactic fermentation. A selection of the best barrels was made and the wine spent a total of 24 months in 225 litre French oak barrels.
2011- Gold at 2014 UK Sommelier wine Awards
2010- Silver at Veritas Wine Awards
2010- Outstanding Gold at International Wine & Spirits
2009- Gold at 2013 Decanter Wine Awards
Perfect with beef fillet, sirloin steak or veal cutlets.