Jordan Cobblers Hill 2011

Jordan Cobblers Hill 2011

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.

Perfect with beef fillet, sirloin steak or veal cutlets.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc ]
winemaker : Gary and Kathy Jordan with Sjaak Nelson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2011 - 92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate #215
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

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

in the vineyard : 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.

Appellation: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
Soil: Decomposed granite (Hutton and Glenrosa soil form).
Aspect: West-facing, 220m above sea level.
Age of vines: 20 years old.

Clones: Merlot: 192 & 36 on R110 rootstock; | Cabernet Sauvignon: 27 & 14 on 101-14 rootstock; | Cabernet Franc: 1D on R110 rootstock; | Petit Verdot: PR8719A.

about the harvest: The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested on the 5th and the 15th of March 2011 at 24.1 - 24.2°B, the Merlot grapes were harvested on the 4th of March 2011 at 24.2 - 24.5°B and the Cabernet Franc grapes were harvested on 3rd of March 2011 at 25°B.

in the cellar : 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.

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