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Jordan Cobblers Hill

South Africa | 2016
vev

£31.95 a bottle

The Ultimate Expression of Jordan Terroir. A limited-release wine, honouring the Jordan family heritage as master cobblers. The palate is richly layered and intriguing with a variety of opulent flavours which include Sichuan pepper and blackcurrants. The 24-month barrel aging adds viscosity and a spicy finish.

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Origin

Exceptional wines are made possible by careful management of the farm’s extensive natural assets through innovative canopy management and selecting varieties and clones specifically suited to the various soils and slopes.

Unique by nature’s design, the Jordan slopes face North, South, East, and West, with vineyards lying at differing altitudes from 160 to 410 m above sea level. The vineyards with their close proximity to both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans benefit from coastal fog and cool breezes. A mild Mediterranean climate with a maritime influence minimizes the risk of frost damage.

The soils at Jordan have evolved from 600 million-year-old Cape Granite, and range from deep, well-drained clay-loam to gravelly and sandy duplex soils situated on clay.

The Jordan philosophy combines the vineyards’ natural assets with innovative management, creating a profound expression of terroir.

Producer

Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. He’s a geologist, she’s an economist – together this husband and wife team is a phenomenon. Gary’s parents, Ted and Sheelagh, bought the now 164-hectare Stellenbosch property in 1982, and embarked on an extensive replanting programme, specializing in classic varieties suited to the different soils and slopes.

From the Jordan hillside vineyards, one has spectacular panoramic views of Table Mountain, False Bay and Stellenbosch. Gary and Kathy worked internationally for two years, refining their high-energy instincts with practical experience. They returned home to build a cellar in 1992.

The following year, the vines were judged ready for making wines that would carry the Jordan name. From that first year, it was obvious that a new star had been added to the winemaking firmament. Continuing success has enlarged the team, with the focus on producing fiercely individual wines that combine the fruity accessibility of the New World with the classic elegance of the old.

Grape Variety

72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot.

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.

Food Match

A great accompaniment to a filet mignon or roast lamb with herb roasted vegetables.

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

In the Press

2017– Silver award at Decanter World Wine Awards – 94 points

2017– Bronze medal at Old Mutual Trophy Show – 88 points

2017– Silver award in International Wine Challenge 2021

2016- 4.5 stars in Platter’s by Diners Club 2021

2015- Tim Atkin 94 points

2014- Tim Atkin 93 points

2013- Grand Cru National Champion 2012- Gold at the 2015 IWSC competition

Additional information

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

Country of Origin

Region

Stellenbosch

Vintage

2016

Grape Variety

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Food Pairing

Red Meats, Roast Lamb, Roasted Vegetables

Style

Full Bodied & Rich Reds

Other

Vegetarian, Vegan

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