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Jordan Chameleon Chenin Blanc 2021

Jordan Chameleon Chenin Blanc 2021

A fresh and fruity Chenin Blanc, harvested from our oldest block of Chenin Blanc, on the estate. Rich tropical pear flavours, hints of quince and green pineapple and a zesty citrus finish.

Perfect as an aperitif or with fresh summery lunches or creamy pasta dishes.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Gary & Kathy Jordan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.30  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 24-39 years old.

Chrysanthemoides monilifera is a fast growing shrub with bright yellow daisies in autumn and winter followed by edible berries. They love well-drained soils on hills and mountains, rich in fynbos. This indigenous plant is very popular with birds and bees which makes it a great home for the Cape Dwarf Chameleon.

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 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 meso-climate can be measured at
least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening periods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wine

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested between 26th February and 8th March 2021 at an average of 21.7° B.

in the cellar : The wine was tank-fermented using predominantly Vin7 and Vin13 yeast to accentuate the fruit and flavours typical of these varieties. Selected tanks received extended lees contact to add richness to the blend.

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