Jordan The Outlier Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented 2011

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 : 13.39 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.27  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

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 10 - 28 years old and from 220m to 365m above sea level.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested between 3rd and 17th of February 2011.

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. 40% tank-fermented Sauvignon Blanc was added to the blend.

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