Jordan Sauvignon Blanc 2015/17
From vineyards on the cool south and east facing slopes of the Jordan Estate which benefit from the sea breezes coming inland from False Bay, this Sauvignon Blanc combines rich, ripe fruit with a well balanced palate. Heady aromas of blackcurrant (leaf) and green fruit lead to a ripe, tropical-fruited palate. Try this with fresh salads or vegetarian dishes.
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Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. He’s a geologist, she’s an economist – together this husband and wife team is a phenomenon. Gary’s parents, Ted and Sheelagh, bought the now 164 hectare Stellenbosch property in 1982, and embarked on an extensive replanting programme, specializing in classic varieties suited to the different soils and slopes.
From the Jordan hillside vineyards one has spectacular panoramic views of Table Mountain, False Bay and Stellenbosch. Gary and Kathy worked internationally for two years, refining their high-energy instincts with practical experience. They returned home to build a cellar in 1992.
The following year, the vines were judged ready for making wines that would carry the Jordan name. From that first year it was obvious that a new star had been added to the winemaking firmament. Continuing success has enlarged the team, with the focus on producing fiercely individual wines that combine the fruity accessibility of the New World with the classic elegance of the old.