Jordan Estate Nine Yards Chardonnay 2015
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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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. Spectacular panoramic views of Stellenbosch and Cape Town, cool hillside vineyards planted to classic varieties, and a modern family-run winery have combined to produce distinctive wines displaying the ripe concentrated fruity accessibility of the New World, with the complex elegance of classic wine styles. Jordan Estate were awarded Winery of the Year 2015 by the IWSC - and rightly deserved - their entire range of wines is testament to their incredible efforts in the vineyard.