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Jordan The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Jordan The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

R210.00

BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 14%
Total Acid: 6.0g/l
pH: 3.53
Residual Sugar: 1.7g/l

APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.

SOIL: Glenrosa and Hutton

ASPECT: West-and North-facing slopes between 200-240m above sea level.

AGE OF VINES: 31 – 33 years old

CLONES: CS163, CS27, CS14, CS46

Description

To create the perfect soil environment for our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards, many large, sub-surface granite boulders were excavated and blown up with dynamite. One of the boulders required over 300 charges, necessitating a very long fuse.

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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