Jordan

2007 Jordan Chenin Blanc

Description

Spectacular panoramic views of Stellenbosch and Cape Town, cool hillside vineyards planted to classic varieties, and a modern family-run winery have combined to produce distinctive wines displaying the ripe concentrated fruity accessibility of the New World, with the complex elegance of classic wine.

Variety

100% Chenin Blanc

Vineyards

The grapes were harvested from 20 - 25 year old, cool south- and east-facing vineyards, situated on decomposed granite and loamy soils, 220m above sea level.

Harvest Date

Harvested between 5th February and 19th March 2007.

Winemaking

After gentle pressing followed by cold-settling for 2 days, the juice was barrel- fermented in 228l second-fill Burgundy-shaped barrels, and matured “sur-lie” in the barrel for 8 months with occasional “batonage” to add richness to the palate. To accentuate the fresh citrus flavour, 39 % tank-fermented Chenin Blanc was blended with the barrel portion. The wine was bottled on 13th November 2007.

Tasting Notes

French oak adds style and class to this magical grape.  A contemporary and deliciously mouth-filling experience of citrus cream, tropical fruit and honey interlaced with a spicy complexity.

Analysis

Alc: 14.5%         TA: 6.4g/l         pH: 3.22         RS: 2.7g/l

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Awards

Received 3 ½ stars in the 2009 Platter’s South African Wine Guide