Jordan Unoaked Chardonnay 2021
The distinct ravine in the Stellenbosch Kloof ward allows the opportunity to harness the cooling influences from the False Bay on our south and east-facing slopes. This captures the intense flavour compounds found in the grape skins.
BLEND: 100% Chardonnay
Total Acid: 6.2g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.5g/l
APPELLATION: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
SOIL: Decomposed granite (Hutton and Glenrosa soil form).
ASPECT: South and east-facing slopes, 250 – 310m above sea level.
AGE OF VINES: 35 years old.
Inspired by the styles of Chablis where Chardonnay is allowed to express its inherent character. A totally unique unoaked offering that is defined partly by extended lees contact that develops mouthfeel and nuance in the wine. Aromas of freshly grated lemon zest and citrus orchard that finishes with flavours of apricot puree and lime sorbet.
Between 16th February and 6th March 2020 at an average of 21.8°B.
Davis & Burgundian.
WINEMAKING & MATURATION
After cold settling for two days, the juice was tank-fermented with a selection of French yeasts (EC1118 and D47). After fermentation, the wine spent 4 months “sur lie” in the tank with occasional lees stirring to accentuate the leesy character.
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