Jordan The Outlier Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented 2016

Barrel-fermented dimension adds additional depth and complexity whilst retaining the linear qualities associated with grapes planted on south-east facing aspects. A dense portrayal of sun-kissed tropical fruits, a true ‘outlier’.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : Gary and Kathy Jordan with Sjaak Nelson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.32  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
2017 - SAWi Awards: Grand Gold
2016 - FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10
2015- Top 100 SA Wines - Double Gold
2012- Silver at Decanter Wine Awards
2012- Trophy Best Sauvignon Blanc Old Mutual Trophy Show

“Outlier” is a scientific term to describe things or phenomena that lie outside the normal experience or an observation that is numerically distinct from the rest of the data.

in the vineyard : Location & Climate: The distinct ravine which embodies Stellenbosch Kloof harnesses all the qualities of a well-orientated compass. Varying elevations and aspects allows us to grow a selection of classic varieties to specific sites that optimise this expression through their location. The cooler south- and east-facing aspects, unique in Stellenbosch, hosts the more sensitive and aromatic white-skinned grape varieties.

Stellenbosch Kloof enjoys a cooler Mediterranean climate with mari-time influences from False Bay, 14km to the south, and a refreshing breeze channelled from the West Coast’s Benguela current 24km to the north-west. These two breezes culminate at the top end of the ravine and bring in early morning mists, especially from False Bay. Consequently, temperatures in our meso-climate can be measured at least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening peri-ods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wines.

Appellation: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
Soil: Underlying quartzite formations surrounded by 600 million-year old granite.
Aspect: South-facing, 220 - 365m above sea level.
Age of Vines: 31 years old.

about the harvest: Harvested between the 26th of January and 9th of February 2016 at approximately 22° B.

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. 50% tank-fermented Sauvignon Blanc was added to the blend.

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