Jordan Chameleon Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013/14
Rich, plummy Merlot complements the minty, blackcurrant flavours of Cabernet Sauvignon. The peppery, dark berry fruit of the Shiraz adds a spicy complexity to the blend. Perfect with Italian food – pizza, pasta – or enjoyed on its own.
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Gary & Kathy Jordan and their children own and run this medium-sized estate in Stellenbosch, which has been in the ownership of the family since the late 1970’s. Gary is a geologist by training, Kathy an economist but they both studied winemaking as well at Davis University California. Spectacular panoramic views of Stellenbosch and Cape Town, cool hillside vineyards planted to classic varieties, and a modern family-run winery have combined to produce distinctive wines displaying the ripe concentrated fruity accessibility of the New World, with the complex elegance of classic wine styles. Jordan Estate were awarded Winery of the Year 2015 by the IWSC - and rightly deserved - their entire range of wines is testament to their incredible efforts in the vineyard.
Fermented in overhead retort-shaped, stainless steel fermentors. Pump-overs were done three times daily during fermentation. The use of gravity and gentle pressing ensure full-flavoured wines with soft, balanced tannins. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot underwent malo-lactic fermentation in the barrel. The various portions of the blend spent 20 months in 225 litre French oak barrels (mostly Nevers and Alliers).