Jordan Mellifera 2019
Named after the Cape Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera Capensis, and inspired by the owners’ son’s unfortunate experience with them during the sweet wine’s first press cycle.
The Mellifera is only made in years when botrytis, or a small amount thereof, is found on the grapes.
BLEND: 100% Riesling
Total Acid: 9.2g/l
Residual Sugar: 116.1g/l
APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
ASPECT: South-facing, 280m above sea level
AGE OF VINES: 32 years old
Delicate and floral with a ripe apricot and spring blossom bouquet and the well-balanced acidity adds elegance to the long, rich finish.
Hand-selected and harvested on the 29th of April 2019 at 34.3˚B.
WINEMAKING & MATURATION
The utmost patience was needed to make this wine, taking the whole day to press the raisined berries. The juice was racked into a stainless steel tank and fermented between 13 and 15°C using a specially selected strain of yeast capable of handling higher sugars.
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