Jordan The Outlier Sauvignon Blanc 2019
An “Outlier” is a scientific term to describe things or phenomena that lie outside the normal experience or an observation that is numerically distinct from the rest of the data.
BLEND: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Total Acid: 5.7g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.6g/l
APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
SOIL: Glenrosa and Hutton
ASPECT: South-facing, 220 – 365m above sea level.
AGE OF VINES: 34 years old.
CLONES: 316 and 317.
Barrel-fermented dimension adds additional depth and complexity whilst retaining the linear qualities associated with grapes planted on south-east facing aspects. A dense portrayal of sun-kissed tropical fruits, a true ‘outlier’.
Harvested between the 13th and 18th February 2019 at approxi-mately 22.7°B.
WINEMAKING & MATURATION
The grapes received 6 – 10 hours skin contact before being gently pressed in a “pneumatic” tank press. After inoculation, the juice was fermented in 10% new French oak barrels and the rest in second, third, and fourth-fill barrels (mostly Nevers and Alliers with a 10% American oak barrel selection). The wine spent 8 months “sur lie” with occasional “batonage” to accentuate the leesy character. 40% tank-fermented sauvignon blanc was added to the blend.
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