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Jordan Wines Stellenbosch

Estate VarietalsJordan The Prospector Syrah 2020

Jordan The Prospector Syrah 2020

The Prospector Syrah, acknowledging the massive public support the winery received in the campaign to save the Cape Winelands from a recent application to prospect and mine various minerals.

BLEND: 100% Syrah

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 14%
Total Acid: 5.6g/l
pH: 3.65
Residual Sugar: 2.6g/l

APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.

SOIL: Decomposed granite (Hutton and Glenrosa soil form).

ASPECT: West-facing, overlooking Cape Town and Table Mountain.

AGE OF VINES: 33 years old

CLONES: SH99 and SH1.

TASTING NOTES

The gold rush of the 1800s led to the discovery of tin in the gravels underlying the Syrah vineyards. The allure of wealth was fleeting as the prospector dug over the soils for the vigneron. Notes of peppered charcuterie, chipotle and red fruits are in abundance with a medium-bodied framework that lends itself to a variety of meat-based dishes and cooking techniques.

HARVESTING

Between 2nd and 13th of March 2020 and an average of 24.6°B.

WINEMAKING & MATURATION

Fermentation between 26-28°C and gentle pressing retains the intensity of the spicy fruit flavours. Malolactic fermentation was completed in French and American oak barrels where the wine was matured for a total of 16 months.

 

 

 

 

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