Jordan Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2019

Jordan Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2019

BLEND: 100% Chenin Blanc

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.


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.


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


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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