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Jordan The Real McCoy Riesling 2018

Jordan The Real McCoy Riesling 2018


BLEND: 100% Riesling

Alc: 12.57%
Total Acid: 7.2g/l
pH: 3.09
Residual Sugar: 8.2g/l

APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Western Cape.

SOIL: Decomposed granite

ASPECT: 300m above seal level

AGE OF VINES: 30 years old.



The Real McCoy celebrates the legislative change regarding the naming of Riesling in South Africa.


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.