Jordan Unoaked Chardonnay 2003

Jordan Unoaked Chardonnay 2003

Veritas - Silver
John Platter Wine Guide 2005 - 3½ stars

Fresh limey-citrus aromas with underlying tropical fruit and winter melon. Rich full palate with fresh acidity. Long, well balanced finish.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Gary & Kathy Jordan
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.87 % vol  rs : 4.4 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS

Veritas - Silver
John Platter Wine Guide 2005 - 3½ stars

in the vineyard : 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.

Harvested from mature vineyards (9 – 18 years old) planted to selected Davis and Burgundian clones.The vineyards are situated on cooler south facing slopes (380 - 400m above sea level). Vertical hedge trellising and low yields ensure a complex concentration of flavours. The vineyards are unirrigated.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested between 19th February and 20th March 2003 at between 21.8º and 24.3º Balling.

in the cellar : The juice was tank-fermented with a selection of French yeasts. The wine was matured “sur lie” in the tank for 3 months with occasional lees stirring to accentuate the leesy character. Some of the Chardonnay underwent malo-lactic fermentation.

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