Jordan Insiders Special Selection Cabernet Franc 2015

Jordan Insiders Special Selection Cabernet Franc 2015

BLEND: 100% Cabernet Franc

ANALYSIS
Alc: 14.5%
Total Acid: 5.08g/l
pH: 3.67
Residual Sugar:  2.35g/l

APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

SOIL: Glenrosa and Hutton

ASPECT: Situated on a west-facing slope, approximately 350m above sea level.

AGE OF VINES: 14 year old Cabernet Franc vineyards,

Clones: CF 1D planted on R110 rootstock

Exclusive offering for Insiders Wine Club members.
Only 2000 bottles produced.

LOCATION & CLIMATE

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 meso-climate can be measured at least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening periods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wines.

Tasting Note

A full-bodied wine with flavours of dark chocolate, ripe black berries and prunes.  Maturation in small French oak accentuates the spiciness of the fruit and adds a rich toastiness to the finish.

Winemaking & Maturation

Fermented in overhead retort-shaped, stainless steel fermentors. Pump-overs were done three times daily during fermentation. The use of gravity and gentle pressing ensure full-flavoured wines with soft, balanced tannins.  The wine was racked into barrels where it underwent malolactic fermentation.  After further racking it spent 16 – 18 months in 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barriques (225l ), before being lightly filtered prior to bottling.

Food pairing

Delicious paired with fillet or game meat such as ostrich or kudu, this wine has intricate aromas of red plums and dark bitter chocolate. French oak maturation accentuates the seductive flavours and generous velvety tannins.

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