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 2015 vintage:
A wine that truly expresses our underlying philosophy at Waterford Estate,by reflecting the diversity and exceptional fruit of the farm. Inviting aromatics of rich dark chocolate and plum fruit, with additional layers of earthy tones, clove spice, crushed violets and a combination of dark, red berries. The palate is well balanced and effortlessly complements the aromatics. Coated with velvety tannins which provide fullness, and a natural acidity that adds vibrance and elegance to the lasting finish. Displaying a classic dry profile, generosity on the palate, and texture that fully represents its heritage.
Cultivars: 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Shiraz, 9% Merlot, 9% Mourvedre, 6% Petit Verdot 5% Merlot, 3% Sangiovese, 3% Barbera
Type: Dry Red Wine
Production Area: Stellenbosch
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