Jordan Black Magic Merlot 2014/15
Mature vineyards yield opulent fruit with plum, rich blackberry and mocha flavours. Framed by generously rounded tannins and spiciness from maturation in French oak, this wine is seductive from start to finish. Perfect with fillet or game meats.
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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 at 26-28ºC. Pump-overs were done three times daily over the fermenting cap. A small portion received extended maceration while the remainder was pressed immediately after fermentation. The wine was racked into barrels from the second week of March where it underwent malolactic fermentation. After further racking it spent 18 months in new and second fill 225 litre French oak barrels.
Bronze DWWA 2014