BLEND: 100% Chenin Blanc
Total Acid: 5.5g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.7g/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: 34 years old.
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.
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.
After gentle pressing followed by cold-settling for 2 days, the juice was barrel-fermented in 228L second and third-fill Burgundian-shaped barrels, and matured “sur-lie” in the barrel for 8 months with occasional “barrel rolling” to add richness to the palate. To accentuate the fresh citrus flavour, 45 % tank-fermented Chenin Blanc was blended with the barrel fermented portion.
The grapes were harvested between the 2nd of February and the 17th of February 2015 between 21.7 – 22.4°B.
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