Jordan Insiders Special Selection Cabernet Franc 2015
Exclusive offering for Insiders Wine Club members.
Only 2000 bottles produced.
BLEND: 100% Cabernet Franc
Total Acid: 5.08g/l
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
Harvested from mature east-facing vineyards established on mother soils of decomposed granite.
This Cabernet Franc has a bright, rich ruby colour, with layered plum and cherry flavours. The palate is supple and earthy with nuances of vanilla and a lingering finish.
Cabernet Franc on the 4th March 2015 at 25°B.
WINEMAKING & MATURATION
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.
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