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Jordan Black Magic Merlot 2018

Jordan Black Magic Merlot 2018

R190.00

BLEND: 100% Merlot

ANALYSIS:
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

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Description

The name Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French name for the blackbird. At Jordan Wine Estate, our Merlot vineyards are based on Black Tourmaline-rich granite which darkens the soil, leading to perfumed, inky wines.

LOCATION & CLIMATE

The distinct ravine which embodies Stellenbosch Kloof harnesses all the qualities of a well-orientated compass. Varying elevations and aspects allows us to grow a selection of classic varieties to specific sites that optimise this expression through their location. The cooler south- and east-facing aspects, unique in Stellenbosch, hosts the more sensitive and aromatic white-skinned grape varieties.

Stellenbosch Kloof enjoys a cooler Mediterranean climate with maritime influences from False Bay, 14km to the south, and a refreshing breeze channelled from the West Coast’s Benguela current 24km to the north-west. These two breezes culminate at the top end of the ravine and bring in early morning mists, especially from False Bay. Consequently, temperatures in our meso-climate can be measured at least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening periods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wines.

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