BLEND: 100% Syrah
Total Acid: 5.1g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.3g/l
APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
SOIL: Decomposed granite and loam
ASPECT: West-facing vineyards
AGE OF VINES: 8– 22 years
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.
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 mesoclimate can be measured at least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening periods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wines.
The grapes were harvested between 6th of March and 15th of April 2013 from West-facing vineyards between 22 – 24.4°B.
The wine was matured for 9 – 16 months in new and used French oak barriques (225L).
Perfect with Italian food; pizza, pasta or enjoy on its own!