Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay Reserve
This single vineyard Jordans 9 Yards Chardonnay is also barrel fermented.
Platter 4.5 Stars
The flagship, reserve Chardonnay from Gary and Kathy Jordan. On allocation only so usually sells out annually before the summer. We have probably 60 bottles or so left, so be quick.
The Ultimate Expression of Jordan Terroir. The Nine Yards Chardonnay is made is made in a reserve style, from barrel selection from our best vineyard site. Stylistically different to our Jordan Chardonnay, with this wine we went “The whole nine yards”!
LOCATION & CLIMATE
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.
Stellenbosch Kloof enjoys a cooler Mediterranean climate with mari-time influences from False Bay, 14km to the south, and a refreshing breeze channelled from the West Coast’s Benguela current 24km to the north-west. These two breezes culminate at the top end of the ravine and bring in early morning mists, especially from False Bay. Consequently, temperatures in our meso-climate can be measured at least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening peri-ods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wines.
Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
Decomposed granite (Hutton and Glenrosa soil form).
East-facing, 250—280m above sea level.
AGE OF VINES
25 years old
Burgundian & Davis
Total Acid: 5.9g/l
Residual Sugar: 3.1g/l
A rich, modern yet classically defined style with full flavours of clove flower, butterscotch and lime oil.
Between 8th of February – 6th of March 2013.
WINEMAKING & MATURATION
Crushed and pressed immediately after de-stemming, the juic was barrel-fermented in traditional 228-litre French oak barrels (92% new and 8% second fill) from selected Burgundian cooperages (Damy, Chassin and Rousseau). The barrels were inoculated with a selection of French yeast. A percentage of the wine went through natural fermentation. The wine was matured “sur lie” for 13 months, with regular barrel-rolling to accentuate the rich, leesy character.
|Location||Stellenbosch, South Africa|
|Winery status||Large family winery|
|Product awards||Platter 4.5 Stars|