Jardin Cobblers Hill 2016
The Ultimate Expression of Jordan Terroir. A limited-release wine, honouring the Jordan family heritage as master cobblers.
BLEND: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot
Total Acid: 5.8g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.3g/l
APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
SOIL: Decomposed granite (Hutton and Glenrosa soil form).
ASPECT: West-facing, 220m above sea level.
AGE OF VINES: 24 years old.
The palate is richly layered and intriguing with a variety of opulent flavours which include Sichuan pepper and blackcurrants. The 24-month barrel aging adds viscosity and a spicy finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon between the 12th of February & 2nd of March 2016 at 23°B and the Merlot between the 8th of March & 15th of March 2016 – 23.2°B.
Merlot: 192 & 36 on R110 rootstock; Cabernet Sauvignon: 27 & 14 on 101-14 rootstock; Cabernet Franc: 1D on R110 rootstock; Petit Verdot: PR8719A.
WINEMAKING & MATURATION
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 finished 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.
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