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MELLIFERA 


NOBLE LATE HARVEST 


ural Sweet 2005 


THE WINES OF 


JORDAN 


STELLENBOSCH 


South African 
Wine Producer 


BACKGROUND 


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. 


APPELLATION 

Wine of Origin Stellenbosch. 
SOIL 

Glenrosa 


ASPECT 


South-facing, 280m above sea level 


AGE OF VINES 
18 years old 





CLONES 
Geisenheim clone 239 & Richter 110. 


BLEND 

100% Riesling 

ANALYSIS 

Alc: 13.5% 

Total Acid: 6.1g/l 

pH: 3.44 

Residual Sugar: 101.3g/1 
TASTING NOTES 


Delicate and floral with a ripe apricot and spring blossom bouquet 
and the well-balanced acidity adds elegance to the long, rich fin- 
ish. 


HARVESTING 
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. 


ACCOLADES 


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 


FOOD SUGGESTION 


The perfect ending to a meal—pair with creme brilée or a cheese 


selection. 


BOTTLE SIZE 
375ML