Jordan Estate Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016
This is a firm favourite in the shops and wins awards at competitions. It is a round, ripe and very well-made Chardonnay fashioned in the style of Meursault, lots of fruit on the palate with well-integrated oak flavours from the barrel fermentation on the finish.
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Jordan Estate – Stellenbosch, Cape Province, South Africa Gary & Kathy Jordan and their children own and run this medium-sized estate in Stellenbosch, which has been in the ownership of the family since the late 1970’s. Gary is a geologist by training, Kathy an economist but they both studied winemaking as well at Davis University California. Benefitting from a variety of soils and aspects, plus different altitudes, they are able to plant a wide variety of grape varietals, ranging from Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc, to Riesling and Chardonnay, then in the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Shiraz. The wines produced range from entry level whites through rosé to top-level red. Indeed their top wine Cobblers Hill, a Bordeaux blend of Cabernets Sauvignon, Franc & Merlot, regularly wines prizes, as does the top white Nine Yards Chardonnay. They even produce a dessert wine, Mellifera Botrytis Riesling, made from grapes grown at the highest point of the estate. There is something for everyone in their range!