2007 Jordan Chenin Blanc
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.
100% Chenin Blanc
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.
Harvested between 5th February and 19th March 2007.
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.
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.
Alc: 14.5% TA: 6.4g/l pH: 3.22 RS: 2.7g/l
Received 3 ½ stars in the 2009 Platter’s South African Wine Guide