Jordan Cobblers Hill 2017
The Ultimate Expression of Jordan Terroir. A limited-release wine, honouring the Jordan family heritage as master cobblers.
BLEND: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 4.5% Petit Verdot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc
Total Acid: 5.9g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.6g/l
APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
SOIL: Decomposed granite (Hutton and Glenrosa soil form).
ASPECT: West-facing, 220m above sea level.
AGE OF VINES: 25 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 2nd of March and the 22nd March 2017 at 24.2°B and the Merlot between the 17th of March and the 20th of March 2017 at 23.8°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 malolactic 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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