Jordan Blanc Fume 1999

A barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc. Ripe tropical and green fig flavours are well integrated with the toasty complexity of French oak.


variety : Sauvignon Blanc | Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : Gary & Kathy Jordan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 6.1 g/l  
pack : Bottle  

in the vineyard : The grapes were harvested from 6 - 17 year old south- and east-facing vineyards, situated on decomposed granite and loamy soils, 220m above sea level.

about the harvest: 4 February - 18 February 1999.

in the cellar : The grapes received 6 hours skin contact before being gently pressed in a "pneumatic" tank press. After inoculation the juice was fermented in 52% new, and 48% second-fill barrels (mostly Nevers and Alliers).
The wine spent 7 months "sur lie" with occasional "batonage" to accentuate the leesy character. 44% tank-fermented Sauvignon Blanc was added to the blend.

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