Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2018

Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2018

BLEND: 100% Chardonnay

Alc: 13.0%
Total Acid: 5.5g/l
pH: 3.43
Residual Sugar: 2.3g/l

APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.

SOIL: Decomposed granite (Hutton and Glenrosa soil form).

ASPECT: East-facing, 250—280m above sea level.

AGE OF VINES: 28 years old.

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The Ultimate Expression of Jordan Terroir. The Nine Yards Chardonnay is made is in a reserve style, from barrel selection from our best vineyard site. Stylistically different to our Jordan Chardonnay, with this wine we went “The whole nine yards”!

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

A style characterised by refreshing linear acidity and mouthfilling fruit textures. Classic Nine Yards flavours with lime citrus and fragrant oak spice.


Between 21st of February & 23rd of March 2018.


Winemaking & Maturation

Crushed and pressed immediately after de-stemming, the juice was barrel-fermented in traditional 228-litre French oak barrels (70% new and 30% second, third & fourth fill) from selected Burgundian cooperages (Damy, Chassin and Rousseau). The barrels were inoculated with a selection of French yeast. A percentage of the wine went through natural fermentation. The wine was matured “sur lie” for 10 months, with regular barrel-rolling to accentuate the rich, leesy character.



2018 – 5 star nomination, John Platter 2020 Wine Guide
2017 – 4.5 stars – John Platter 2019 Wine Guide
2016 – Silver / 93 points – International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC)
2016 – Double Gold – Top 100 Wine Awards
2016 – 93 points Tim Atkin
2015 – International Wine & Spirits Trophy (IWSC)
2015 – 5 star Platter guide nomination
2014 – 91 points Neal Martin
2014 – Top 100 SA wines – Hall of Fame
2013 – Double Gold at Veritas Wine Awards
2013 – Gold at the 2014 UK Sommelier Wine Awards
2013 – Mission Hill International Chardonnay Trophy (IWSC)
2012 – Silver at Veritas Wine Awards
2012 – Outstanding Silver at International Wine & Spirits
2011 – Gold Medal at the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards
2010 – International Chardonnay Trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
2010 – Mission Hill Chardonnay Trophy at the IWSC Wine Awards 2012
2010 – Wine of the year at Proefschrift Concours

Spec sheets & vintages

2018 – Current vintage

Previous vintages

2017    |   2016    |   2015   |   2014   |   2013    |   2012    |   2011    |   2010
2009   |   2008   |   2007   |   2006  |   2005   |   2004   |   2003   |   2002

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