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Jordan Nine Yards Reserve Chardonnay 2018

Jordan Nine Yards Reserve Chardonnay 2018

A style characterized by refreshing linear acidity and mouth-filling fruit textures. Classic Nine Yards flavours with lime citrus and fragrant oak spice.

Poached veal with béarnaise sauce or butternut ravioli with mushroom sauce and truffle oil.

variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Gary & Kathy Jordan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  


2018 - 4.5 Stars in Platters Wine Guide 2020
2017 - 4.5 Stars in Platters Wine Guide 2019
2017 - SAWi Platinum award for best Chardonnay
2016 - 93 Points by Tim Atkin
2016 - 92 Points by Neil Martin
Platter Guide 2020 - 5 star nomination; 4.5 stars in book
93 Points by Tim Atkin
National Wine Challenge - Awarded Double Gold

The Ultimate Expression of Jordan Terroir. The Nine Yards Chardonnay is made in a reserve style, from barrel selection from our best vineyard site. Stylistically different to our Jordan Chardonnay, with this wine we went ''The whole nine yards''.

in the vineyard : 

The distinct ravine which embodies Stellenbosch Kloof harnesses all the qualities of a well-orientated compass. Varying elevations and aspects allows us to grow a selection of classic varieties to specific sites that optimize 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 meso-climate can be measured at least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening periods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wines.

Appellation: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
Soil: Decomposed granite (Hutton and Glenrosa soil form).
Aspect: East-facing, 250 - 280m above sea level.
Age of vines: 28 years old.
Clones: Burgundian & Davis

about the harvest: Between 21st of February & 22nd of March 2018

in the cellar : Crushed and pressed immediately after de-stemming, the juice was barrel-fermented in traditional 228-litre French oak barrels (70% new and 30% second, third and fourth fill) from selected Burgundian cooperages (Damy, Chassin and Rousseau). The barrels were inoculated with a selection of French yeast. A percentage of the wine went through natural fermentation. The wine was matured “Sur lie” for 10 months, with regular barrel-rolling to accentuate the rich, leesy character.

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