Jordan Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2020
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.
BLEND: 100% Chenin Blanc
Total Acid: 5.5g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.8g/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: 37 years old.
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.
The grapes were harvested between the 20th of February and the 25th of February 2020 between 21.1 – 22.4°B.
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.
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