Jordan Wines,

Barrel Fermented

Chardonnay,
Stellenbosch,South Africa,
2021
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    £25.49

    Bottle size: 750 ml,

    In stock

    Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making award-winning wines since 1993 on their 164 hectare hillside property with a grape growing history going back over 330 years.

    Unique by nature’s design, the Jordan slopes face North (where Cabernet Sauvignon excels), South (where Sauvignon Blanc competes with the best in the world), East (where Chardonnay produces Burgundian-like white wines) and West (where the Syrah vineyards enjoy the afternoon sun and gravelly soils). The ancient soils have evolved from 600 million year old Cape granite and range from deep, well-drained clay-loam to gravelly and sandy soils situated on clay. Vineyard elevations are between 150 and 410 meters above sea level.

    The Indian Ocean lies 15 kilometres to the South with the Atlantic Ocean lying 24 kilometres to the West, enabling Jordan Wine Estate to specialise in classic varieties well-suited to the various micro-climates. The state-of-the-art cellar is designed around a gravity flow system using natural cooling with fermentation and aging taking place in underground cellars.

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    In The Cellar
    The juice was barrel-fermented in a selection of 228 litre Burgundy-shaped French oak barrels (39% new, 43% second-fill and 18% third fill Nevers and Burgundian oak barrels). The wine was matured “sur lie” in the barrel for 9 months with occasional rolling of the barrels to accentuate the leesy character. 8% tank fermented Chardonnay was blended with the barrel-wine to ensure well-balanced citrus flavours. Both the tank and barrel fermented Chardonnay underwent malolactic fermentation.

    In The Vineyard
    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.
    A variety of chardonnay clones planted on different slopes, harvested at different ripening levels and all of it fermented and matured in French oak barrels. These practices help to achieve natural balance and allows for different textural components which we then blend to achieve finesse and complexity. Bold and graceful with fragrances of lemon biscuit and overripe oranges
    Alcohol:13%