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Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2023

Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2023

R585,00

BLEND: 100% Chardonnay

ANALYSIS:
Alc: 13%
Total Acid: 6.2g/l
pH: 3.37
Residual Sugar: 2.9g/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: 33 years old.

Description

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”!

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.

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