The Jem is an expression of the Helderberg – Stellenbosch terroir. The wine has been grown and crafted to show a combination of fruit and spice on aroma with elegantly layered tannins to enhance the flavour and finish.
Waterford Estate released their flagship red wine, The Jem, in October 2007. Waterford’s ambition has always been to make the best possible red wine from their home grown vineyards, a wine that expresses Waterford’s ethos of uncompromising quality. This wine has been ten years in the making, and is dedicated to, and named after, Jeremy Ord, the proprietor of Waterford Estate, who is fondly known as Jem to his friends and family.
Description of 2010 vintage:
With restrained aromas of pencil shavings, spices and cassis. The classically dry palate has a seemless balance between fruit purity and tannin austerity with a medium acidity. The oppulent fruit and elegant style of the wine perfectly depicts the 2010 vintage and is a perfect reflection of Waterfords terroir. The wine will steadily develop over the next 10 -15 years.
Cultivars: 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Shiraz, 18% Merlot, 7% Mourvedre, 5% Cabernet franc, 3% Malbec, 3% Grenache, 2% Barbera
Type: Dry Red Wine
Production Area: Stellenbosch
Bottling date: October 2012
Fermentation: Combination of barrel and stainless steel
Barrel Ageing: 20 Months – French, 225Ltr,1/3 1st, 2nd & 3rd fill
Filtration: Bulk filtration, prior to bottling
Alcohol – 14.3%, Sugar – 2.49g/l, TA – 5.67g/l, VA -0.66g/l, PH – 3.62