Jordan Mellifera N
NOBLE LATE HARVEST
ural Sweet 2005
THE WINES OF
Named after the Cape Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera Capensis, and inspired by
the owners’s son’s unfortunate experience with them during the sweet wine’s
first press cycle.
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.
Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
South-facing, 280m above sea level
AGE OF VINES
18 years old
Geisenheim clone 239 & Richter 110.
Total Acid: 6.1g/l
Residual Sugar: 101.3g/1
Delicate and floral with a ripe apricot and spring blossom bouquet
and the well-balanced acidity adds elegance to the long, rich fin-
Hand-selected and harvested on 8 March 2005.
WINEMAKING & MATURATION
The utmost patience was needed to make this wine, taking the
whole day to press the raisined berries. The juice was racked into
a stainless steel tank and fermented between 16 and 17°C using a
specially selected strain of yeast capable of handling higher sugars.
2012- 4% stars in the 2014 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
2011- 4% stars in the 2013 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
2010- 4 stars in the 2013 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
The perfect ending to a meal—pair with creme brilée or a cheese