Jordan Black Magic Merlot

Jordan Black Magic Merlot

£17.35

9 in stock

Part whole-berry fermentation and softer extration results in aromas of red plums and dark bitter chocolate.

9 in stock

SKU: SAFRED750180 Category:

Description

Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. 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.  Gary and Kathy worked internationally for two years, gathering practical experience before they returned home to build a cellar in 1992. The following year, the vines were judged ready for making wines that combine the fruity accessibility of the New World with the classic elegance of the old.  This balance of retaining the best of the old and combining it with the best of the new is summed up in their own words: ‘The Jordan philosophy combines the vineyards’ natural assets with innovative management, creating a profound expression of terroir’

Produced from 100% Merlot the grapes are fermented in stainless steel at 26-28 degrees, pump over done three times daily.  The wine is racked into barrels following fermentation which is followed by malolactic fermentation.  After further racking the wine spends 18 months in new and second fill 225 litre French Oak Barrels.  Beautiful aromas of red plum and bitter chocolate precede the seductive flavours of herbs, oak and spice followed by soft,  velvet tannins.  The finish is full and delicious.

 

This wine is a perfect accompaniment to red meats, particularly when roasted or barbecued. Also good with spiced meats.

Additional information

Producer

Jordan

Country

South Africa

Region

Stellenbosch

Year/Vintage

2015

Colour

Red

Grape

Merlot

Bottle Size

75cl

ABV%

14%

Closure

Screw Cap

Type

Still

Style

Dry

Vegetarian

No

Vegan

No

Organic

No

Biodynamic

No

Natural

No

Awards

2013- Double Platinum Awards – Top 100 Wines, 2012, Top Merlot at the Terroir Novare for Stellenbosch District 2010- Top scorer award at the Classic Wine Awards 2013 2009,- Silver at the 2011 Veritas Awards

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