Jordan Wines The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon

£19.50 / bottle
£222.30 / case (12+ bottles, 5% off)

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Jordan Wines The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon produced in the Stellenbosch wine region.

The Jordan Wine estate is located in Stellenbosch Kloof. The estate was founded in 1982 when Ted and Sheelagh Jordan, bought the 164 hectare Stellenbosch property. Ted’s son and daughter in law Gary and Kathy Jordan took over the reins of the estate in 1993. Gary was a geologist by training and Kathy an economist. Both had worked in the family winery until 1988 when they both went overseas to study at University of California, Davis. Garh studied the Programme in Viticulture and Enology and as did Kathy who also studied marketing courses in the Department of Agricultural Economics. They returnd to South Africa in the early 1990s, built the winery in 1992 and started the journey to becoming the phenomenal husband and wife winemaking team they are today.

Jordan Wines The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon takes its name from the preparation method used by Gary Jordan to prepare their Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Stellenbosch Kloof. The vineyards had  many large, sub-surface granite boulders which were excavated and then blown up with dynamite. One of the large boulders required over 300 charges, necessitating a very long fuse!

This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grown on Glenrosa and Hutton soils in vineyards with west-and north-facing slopes between 200-240 metres above sea level. The vines have an average age of 19 to 24 years old. After harvest, the grapes are fermented in overhead retort-shaped, stainless steel fermenters. Pump-overs were done three times daily during fermentation. Selected tanks received extended maceration on the skins after fermentation. The use of gravity and gentle pressing ensure full-flavoured wines with soft, balanced tannins. The wine was racked into barrels where it underwent malolactic fermentation. After further racking it spent 18 months in new and used French oak barrels, before being lightly filtered prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes

Jordan Wines The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon has great fruit expression and classic essences of cedar, brambles, and toasted tobacco.

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