Jordan Cobblers Hill 2016

Jordan Cobblers Hill 2016

BLEND: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28 % Merlot

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 13.5%
Total Acid: 5.8g/l
pH: 3.53
Residual Sugar: 2.3g/l

APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.

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

ASPECT: West-facing, 220m above sea level.

AGE OF VINES: 24 years old.

The Ultimate Expression of Jordan Terroir. A limited-release wine, honouring the Jordan family heritage as master cobblers.

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 notes

The palate is richly layered and intriguing with a variety of opulent flavours which includes Sichuan pepper and blackcurrants. The 24-month barrel ageing adds viscosity and a spicy finish.

Harvesting

Cabernet Sauvignon between the 12th of February & 2nd of March 2016 at 23°B
Merlot between the 8th of March & 15th of March 2016 – 23.2°B

 

Winemaking & Maturation

Fermented in overhead retort-shaped, stainless steel fermentors at 28°C. Three pump-overs were done daily over the fermenting cap.  After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it finished malo-lactic fermentation. A selection of the best barrels was made and the wine spent a total of 24 months in 225 litre French oak barrels.

Accolades

2016- 94 point, Tim Atkin
2015- 90 points, Decanter Magazine
2014- 93 points, Tim Atkin
2013- 5-star nomination John Platter  2015 Wine Guide
2012- Gold at the 2015 IWSC competition
2011- Gold at 2014 UK Sommelier Wine Awards
2010- Silver at Veritas Wine Awards
2010- Outstanding Gold at International Wine & Spirits
2009- Gold at 2013 Decanter Wine Awards

Vintages & Spec sheets

2016 – Current vintage

Older vintages

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