Jordan The Outlier Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented 2012

Jordan The Outlier Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented 2012

Our endeavor to produce a benchmark Sauvignon Blanc is expressed in this unique wine. Ripe fig, gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours are complemented by the gentle smoky vanilla nuances of oak, a true "outlier".

A wonderful food wine. Pair with barrel-smoked tuna and miso-charred aubergine.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 100% Sauvignon Blanc ]
winemaker : Gary and Kathy Jordan with Sjaak Nelson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 2.6 g/l  pH : 3.22  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

International Wine and Spirit Competion 2014 - Silver

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.

in the vineyard : The vineyards are situated on a geological outlier - underlying quartzite formations are surrounded by 600 million-year old granite. The south-facing vineyards are 10 - 28 years old and from 220m to 365m above sea level.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested on the 3rd and the 24th of February 2012.

in the cellar : 
The grapes received 6 - 10 hours skin contact before being gently pressed in a "pneumatic" tank press. After inoculation the juice was fermented in 60% new and 40% second-fill barrels (mostly Nevers and Alliers with a 10% American Oak barrel selection to add a spicy character).The wine spent 8 months "sur lie" with occasional "batonage" to accentuate the leesy character. 40% tank-fermented Sauvignon Blanc was added to the blend.

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