Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2012

Butterscotch, spicy cloves, lemon/lime and orange peel with complex mineral citrus flavours. A rich mouthfeel and subtly balanced toasty French oak integrate with the long, tropical peach and melon finish. After a light filtration, the wine was bottled.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Gary & Kathy Jordan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.35  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Sommelier Wine Awards London 2014 - Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards - International Chardonnay Trophy 2014 - Silver
International Wine and Spirits Competition 2013 - Silver: Outstanding
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Gold
John Platter Wine Guide 2013 - 5 Star Rating
Veritas Awards 2012 - Double Gold
in the vineyard : The ultimate expression of Jordan terroir. The Nine Yards Chardonnay is made in a Reserve Style, from a barrel selection from our best vineyard site. Stylistically different to our Jordan Chardonnay, with this wine we went "The Whole Nine Yards"!

Situated between 250 - 280m above sea level, this 23 year old, site-specific vineyard is planted to both Burgundian and Davis clone Chardonnay. East-facing Hutton and Glenrosa soils, innovative canopy management and low crop levels ensure that the vineyard produces smaller berries with concentrated citrus flavours.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested on the 2nd March 2012 at  23.1° B.

in the cellar : 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. Differing stylistically from the varietal Jordan Chardonnay, the wine was matured “sur lie” for 13 months, with regular barrel-rolling to accentuate the rich, leesy character.

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