2022 Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay
Stellenbosch is South Africa's most famous wine growing area, Stellenbosch has the most top domains and is surrounded by mountains (Helderberg and Simonsberg) and has vineyards in every direction. Stellenbosch has the only university in South Africa with a viticulture department. Even though two-thirds of the vineyards are planted with white grapes, the realization is growing that Stellenbosch is destined for red wine. The Jordans have a thing for Chardonnay. In recent years, the grape has become their specialty.
The Nine Yards Chardonnay is aged sur lie for 13 months in oak barriques with regular rolling of the barrels to get the dregs well mixed with the wine. The nose is very refined with scents of almond, nutmeg, a touch of melted butter but all well defined and not overpowering. The taste is very well balanced with fresh acidity, a hint of orange peel, pear and peach. This is a very elegant and complex white wine and it is no coincidence that Jordan is the top domain for an excellent Chardonnay and they certainly prove that with this top model, the Nine Yards Chardonnay. The flagship, the Nine Yards Chardonnay, has already been named 'Best Chardonnay in the World' twice by wine magazine Decanter and also won the Proefschrift Wijnconcours.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is stored in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will often also receive a nice discount. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking space. Click here for address.
Jordan Winery is professionally run by Gary and Kathy Jordan. Not only do they make excellent wines, Jordan's restaurant, bistro and guesthouses are also worth a visit.
Kathy and Gary Jordan, after both working abroad for two years, took over the domain purchased by Gary's parents in 1982 in 1992. Fortunately, Gary was already involved in the planting in the 1980s. Gary is a geologist and used his knowledge to analyze the terroir to ensure that each grape variety was planted in the right place. Today, Jordan benefits greatly from these choices. Their vines are now mature enough to provide fantastic complexity, while other producers are just beginning to plant the right vines in the right soil. Jordan is the only estate in Stellenbosch that has vineyards planted in every direction. It is a real family business where high quality wines have been made for years. They combine the ripe, concentrated and fruity accessibility of the New World and the complex structure of classic wines. The international appreciations are therefore enormous. For example, the flagship, the Nine Yards hardonnay, has already been named 'Best Chardonnay of the World' twice by the wine magazine Decanter and has also won the Proefschrift Wijnconcours. In 2014, even the 'regular' Barrel Fermented Chardonnay was crowned 'Best Chardonnay in the World' by Decanter! In addition, they also became South African 'Producer of the Year' at IWSC in 2014.
The wines from the Chameleon range have been produced by Jordan since 1993. With the proceeds of these wines, 4 research projects are currently being funded that focus their research on the Kaapse Dwerg Kameleon (Kaapse Dwerg Verkleurmannetjie in Afrikaans). The habitat of this small chameleon species is threatened by urbanization and intensive agriculture, causing more and more of the animal's natural habitat (fynbos) to disappear. By gaining more insight into the living pattern of these (hard to find) animals, it is hoped that they can be saved from extinction. The wines used for this range naturally have the quality one would expect from Gary and Cathy Jordan, but are especially made for the moments that call for wine for festive and relaxed moments; in other words, perfect for a braai with friends!
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|