Chameleon Syrah 2017

Chameleon Syrah 2017

BLEND: 100% Syrah

ANALYSIS
Alc: 14.5%
Total Acid: 5g/l
pH: 3.66
Residual Sugar: 2g/l

APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.

SOIL: Glenrosa and Hutton

ASPECT: West-facing vineyards

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The gardens and willow trees at Jordan are home to the Cape Dwarf Chameleon. Chameleon is a wonderfully apt name, expressing the changing flavours of the component varieties of these fruit-driven blends.

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.

Tasting note

A complex flavour spectrum of violets, sweet ripe plums and wild scrub with nuances of crushed pepper and bay leaf. Maturation in oak adds a spicy smokiness to the savoury fruitcake finish.

Harvesting

Grapes harvested between 3rd and 20th March 2017 at 24.5 balling.

Winemaking & Maturation

The wine was matured for 9 – 16 months in new and used French oak barriques (225L).

Accolades

New release

Spec Sheets & Vintages

2017 – maiden vintage

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