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Jordan The Prospector Syrah 2015

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Gary & Kathy Jordan
Main Variety
Shiraz
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
14.0 %vol
pH
3.57
RS
2.5 g/l
TA
5.4 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry

Accolades

2014 - Decanter Silver
2013 - 90 points Tim Atkin
2012 - Top 12 Shiraz’s at SA Wine Challenge 
2011- Silver at Decanter Wine Awards
2010 - 4½ stars in John Platter Wine Guide 
2009 - Silver at Michelangelo International Wine Awards

Tasting Notes

The gold rush of the 1800’s led to the discovery of tin in the gravels underlying the Syrah vineyards. The allure of wealth was fleeting as the prospector dug over the soils for the vigneron. Notes of peppered charcuterie, chipotle and red fruits are in abundance with a medium–bodied framework that lends itself to a variety of meat-based dishes and cooking techniques.

Blend Information

100% Syrah

Food Suggestions

Perfect with dry aged Chalmar ribeye, game and duck Magret.

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 mari-time 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 peri-ods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wines.

Appellation: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
Soil: Decomposed granite (Hutton and Glenrosa soil form).
Aspect: West-facing, overlooking Cape Town and Table Mountain.
Age of Vines: 26 years old.
Clones: SH99 and SH1.

About The Harvest

Harvest Dates: Between 26th of February and 5th of March 2015Clones: SH99 and SH1.

In The Cellar

Fermentation between 23.5° - 24° C and gentle pressing retains the intensity of the spicy fruit flavours. Malolactic fermentation was completed in French and American oak barrels where the wine was matured for a total of 9 months.

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Jordan The Prospector Syrah 2011 Gary & Kathy Jordan Shiraz
Jordan The Prospector Syrah 2010 Gary & Kathy Jordan Shiraz
Jordan The Prospector Syrah 2009 Gary & Kathy Jordan Shiraz
Jordan The Prospector Syrah 2008 Gary & Kathy Jordan Shiraz

Additional Information
The Prospector Syrah, acknowledging the massive public support the winery received in the campaign to save the Cape Winelands from a recent applica-tion to prospect and mine various minerals.

CONTACT DETAILS

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