South Africa / Stellenbosch
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2018 Jordan Unoaked Chardonnay

Jordan Wine Estate

Stellenbosch

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.


Viticulture

After cold settling for two days, the juice was tank-fermented with a selection of French yeasts (EC1118 and D47).


Vinification

After fermentation the wine spent 4 months “sur lie” in the tank with occasional lees stirring to accentuate the leesy character.