South Africa / Stellenbosch
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2017 Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay

Jordan Wine Estate

Stellenbosch

A barrel selection from our finest east-facing Chardonnay vineyard and the ultimate expression of maximum effort and Jordan terroir. A rich, modern yet classically defined style with full flavours of clove flower, butterscotch and lime oil. A statement wine with which we went “The Whole Nine Yards”.


Viticulture

Harvested between 8th of February - 6th of March 2013.
 


Vinification

Crushed and pressed immediately after de-stemming, the juice 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.
 


Recommendation

Poached veal with béarnaise sauce or butternut ravioli with mushroom sauce and truffle oil.