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”!
The distinct ravine which embodies Stellenbosch Kloof harnesses all the qualities of a well-orientated compass. Varying elevations and aspects allow 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, host the more sensitive and aromatic white-skinned grape varieties.
Stellenbosch Kloof enjoys a cooler Mediterranean climate with maritime 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 mesoclimate can be measured at least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening periods. 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.
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.
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.
2013- Double Gold at Veritas Wine Awards
2013- Gold at the 2014 UK Sommelier Wine Awards
2012- Silver at Veritas Wine Awards
2012- Outstanding Silver at International Wine & Spirits
Poached veal with béarnaise sauce or butternut ravioli with mush-room sauce and truffle oil.