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Jordan Wines Stellenbosch

Jardin RangeJardin Black Magic Merlot 2018

Jardin Black Magic Merlot 2018

BLEND: 100% Merlot

Alc: 13.5%
Total Acid: 6.2g/l
pH: 3.38
Residual Sugar: 3.2g/l

APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.

SOIL: Decomposed granite

ASPECT: East– and west-facing vineyards.

AGE OF VINES: 27-33 years old

CLONES: 192, 36, 343 & 348

The distinct ravine in the Stellenbosch Kloof ward allows the opportunity to harness the cooling influences from the False Bay on our south and east-facing slopes. This captures the intense flavour compounds found in the grape skins.


Harvested from mature east and west-facing vineyards established on mother soils of decomposed granite. Part whole-berry fermentation and softer pump-overs extract aromas of red plums and dark bitter chocolate. French oak maturation seasons the wine to accentuate the seductive flavours and generous velvety tannins.


The grapes were harvested between the 13th of March and the 5th of April 2018 at 23.5˚B.


Fermented in overhead retort-shaped, stainless steel fermentors at 26-28°C. Pump-overs were done three times daily over the fermenting cap. A small portion received extended maceration while the remainder was pressed immediately after fermentation. After settlement, the wine was racked into barrels where it underwent malolactic fermentation. After further racking, it spent 18 months in new and second fill 225 litre French oak barrels.