Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay
PRODUCER: Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines at this top wine estate since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. Together this husband and wife team is a phenomenon. Gary’s parents, Ted and Sheelagh, bought the 146 hectare Stellenbosch property in 1982, and embarked on an extensive replanting programme, specializing in classic varieties suited to the different soils and slopes.
WINE MAKING: Crushed and pressed immediately after de-stemming, the juic was barrel-fermented in traditional 228-litre French oak barrels (92% new and 8% second 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 13 months, with regular barrel-rolling to accentuate the rich, leesy character.
TASTING NOTE: The Ultimate Expression of Jordan Terroir. A rich, modern yet classically defined style with full flavours of clove flower, butterscotch and lime oil.