Jordan The Outlier Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented 2009

Our endeavor to produce a benchmark Sauvignon Blanc is expressed in this unique wine. Ripe fig, gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours are complemented by the gentle smoky vanilla nuances of oak, a true "outlier".

A wonderful food wine. Pair with barrel-smoked tuna and miso-charred aubergine.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Gary and Kathy Jordan with Sjaak Nelson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13 % vol  rs : 2 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 6 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
2011 Veritas Wine Awards - Double Gold Award
Received Silver Medal at the 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards
in the vineyard : The vineyards are situated on a geological outlier - underlying quartzite formations are surrounded by 600 million-year old granite. The south-facing vineyards are 9 - 27 years old and from 220m to 365m above sea level.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested between 23rd February and 18th March 2009.

in the cellar : The grapes received 6 - 10 hours skin contact before being gently pressed in a "pneumatic" tank press. After inoculation the juice was fermented in 60% new and 40% second-fill barrels (mostly Nevers and Alliers with a 10% American Oak barrel selection to add a spicy character). The wine spent 8 months "sur lie" with occasional "batonage" to accentuate the leesy character. 28% tank-fermented Sauvignon Blanc was added to the blend.

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