Jordan Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2019

Jordan Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2019

BLEND: 100% Chenin Blanc

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 13.25%
Total Acid: 5.4g/l
pH: 3.24
Residual Sugar: 1.6g/l

APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.

SOIL: Decomposed granite and loam.

ASPECT: Cool south- and east-facing vineyards, 220m above sea level.

AGE OF VINES: 38 years old.

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Named after Louis Albert Péringuey, the 19th Century Inspector-General of Vineyards in the Cape, who led the fight against phylloxera and supervised the importation of American rootstocks onto which the various vineyard varieties were grafted.

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 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 meso-climate can be measured at least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening periods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wines.

Tasting notes

French oak adds style and class to this magical grape.  A contemporary and deliciously mouth-filling experience of white pear, quince and green pineapple interlaced with a spicy complexity.

Winemaking & maturation

After gentle pressing followed by cold-settling for 2 days, the juice was barrel-fermented in 228L in 4th fill Burgundian-shaped barrels, and matured “sur-lie” in the barrel for 7 months with occasional “barrel rolling” to add richness to the palate. To accentuate the fresh citrus flavour, 42% tank-fermented Chenin Blanc was blended with the barrel fermented portion.

Harvesting

The grapes were harvested between the 20th of February and the 25th of February 2019 between 21.1 – 22.4°B.

Accolades

2019 – 4 stars John Platter 2020 Wine Guide
2018 – 4.5 stars John Platter 2019 Wine Guide
2018 – 91 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report
2017 – 5 star nomination – Platter Wine Guide 2018
2016 – 90 points by Tim Atkin SA Wine Report 2017
2016 – 5 stars John Platter 2018 Wine Guide
2015 – Decanter Silver 2016 awards
2014 – 90 points by Tim Atkin SA Wine Report 2016
2013 – National winner SA Terroir Wine Awards 2014
2012 – 92 points in the Tim Atkins SA Wine Report 2013

Spec sheets & vintages

2019 – Current vintage

Previous vintages:

2018   |  2017   |   2016   |    2015    |   2014   |    2013   |   2012

2011    |  2010   |  2009   |   2008   |   2007   |   2006    |    2005

2004   |  2003   |   2002  |   2001   |   2000   |    1999    |   1997

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