Chameleon Rosé 2020
The Chameleon Rosé features a Cape Dwarf Chameleon perched on a beautiful spray of pink Watsonia borbonica flowers. This elegant, spring flowering plant is abundant on the rocky hills of Jordan Wine Estate and is also commonly found on the slopes of Table Mountain.
BLEND: 50% Syrah and 50% Merlot
Total Acid: 5.2g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.7g/l
APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
SOIL: Decomposed granite and loam.
ASPECT: Cool south- and east-facing vineyards, 220m above sea level.
AGE OF VINES: 17-19 years
A dry classic French “blanc de noir” style made from a free-run juice blend of shiraz and merlot. Extended pre-fermentation skin contact gives the wine its brilliant cherry pink hue. Harvested earlier to retain fresher acids and treated very reductively in the cellar, this helps to capture the primary fruit flavours of strawberry coulis & dried cranberries with delicate spiciness. Excellent with flash-fried prawns and red-chili vinaigrette.
The Merlot & Syrah were harvested between the 21st and 28th of February 2020.
WINEMAKING & MATURATION
The grapes were destemmed and crushed where after they macerated on the skins for between 1 – 3 hours before being pressed. After settling for 2 days, the wine was racked and inoculated with local white wine yeasts.
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