Johan Joubert Wines recently in 2016, won two prestigious awards at the annual Michelangelo International Wine and Spirit Competition
Johan Joubert Icon (Granite) Selection Chenin Blanc 2013
winning an Grand Or Medal (Double Gold)
Johan Joubert Icon (Granite) Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
New Maiden Vintages To be released :
Previous Cape Winemakers Guild wines
that has been released
Granite Selection Chenin Blanc 2013 100% Chenin Blanc Wine of Origin Stellenbosch description;
Granite Selection Chenin Blanc 2013 100% Chenin Blanc Wine of Origin Stellenbosch. This “one barrel selection” wine was crafted from a small portion of saprolite granite soil from a Helderberg mountain range. The grapes were from a 31 year old bush vine vineyard block which I saved from bulldozers.
They were hand-selected and picked at 24,3º balling, with a natural acidity of 7,52 g/litre with 3,49 pH. They were reductively crushed and given a 24 hour extended skin contact period before settling. Halfway through coldfermentation, at 12º balling, the wine was racked into a Seguin Moreau Icon Burgundy barrel and spent, with fermentation, 16 months on the lees before bottling.
Tasting Notes: Concentrated aromas of citrus – lime, herbs and winter melon fruit on the nose with fresh layers of apple on the palate. This magical finesse of fruit is well supported by the second fill French oak tannins that are well-integrated in the wine and gives this wine a tight, fresh and long, creamy, earthy finish. Drink this wine in 2016 for optimum enjoyment.
Granite Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Wine of Origin Stellenbosch description;
This “one barrel selection” wine was crafted from a small portion of hard-rock granite soil from the famous Cabernet Sauvignon block on the hill, where the Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon originates from. Water retention in these specific rows is ideal, providing excellent drainage and balanced growth.
Each bunch of grapes was handselected according to pip ripeness. This wine was matured for 27 months in a new French oak Taransaud barrel before bottling. Tasting Notes: Waves of deep-piled forest fruit, a hint of rich, dark leafy and gamey notes with a pure, savoury, alluring combination of tomato leaf, black berries and cedar wood flavours on the palate.
The 2012 vintage is a vintage of pure grape Cabernet fruit and delivers a long, lingering aftertaste with the white cedar oak tannin. This wine has the potential to reach its optimum for drinking in 2020.
Johan Joubert 3 Expressions 2010 100% Shiraz Wine of Origin Stellenbosch description;