Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2015
In 2014, this Stellenbosch Chardonnay won the world's best Chardonnay title at the World Wine Awards.
Jordan - Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2015 (89 tsomw points)
In the glass a golden yellow color.
On the nose intense aromas of citrus, vanilla and toast with hints of butter, nuts and light wood and honey.
On the palate mouthfilling, silky and soft in the mouth. Light creamy but with enough acidity. Long everlasting mineral finish.
The distinct ravine in the Stellenbosch Kloof ward allows the opportunity to harness the cooling influences from the False Bay on our south and east facing slopes. This captures the intense flavour compounds found in the grape skins.
LOCATION & CLIMATE
The distinct ravine which embodies Stellenbosch Kloof harnesses all the qualities of a well-orientated compass. Varying elevations and aspects allow us to grow a selection of classic varieties to specific sites that optimise this expression through their location. The cooler south- and east-facing aspects, unique in Stellenbosch, hosts the more sensitive and aromatic white-skinned grape varieties.
Stellenbosch Kloof enjoys a cooler Mediterranean climate with maritime influences from False Bay, 14km to the south, and a refreshing breeze channelled from the West Coast’s Benguela current 24km to the north-west. These two breezes culminate at the top end of the ravine and bring in early morning mists, especially from False Bay. Consequently, temperatures in our mesoclimate can be measured at least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening periods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wines.
Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
Glenrosa and Hutton
Coolers south- and east-facing slopes, 250 – 310m above sea level.
AGE OF VINES
12 – 30 years old