Jordan Estate Nine Yards Chardonnay 2016
Made from selected Chardonnay grapes from the best vineyards, this is the Grand Cru of Jordan's estate. It’s their version of top white Burgundy, justifiably a prize-winner at competitions. A rich, modern yet classically defined style with full flavours of clove flower, butterscotch and lime oil. We are regularly impressed with the work of Cathy and Gary Jordan at their estate in Stellenbosch. This wine is one of the reasons why. It combines the ripeness of the great New World Chardonnays with the finesse of some of the finest expressions from Burgundy (Chablis Grand Gru). The wine is made by barrel-fermetation in 92% new Burgundy pices and aged on fine lees for 13 months. The result is rich and full-bodied, and lengthy, and intense, and delicious.
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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!