This elegant Chardonnay is made by one of Stellenbosch’s top winemaking families, the Jordans, who have been working this three-hundred year old estate since 1982 when it was purchased by Ted and Sheelagh. The couple’s son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Cathy, took over the running of the winery in 1993 after spending several years working internationally to learn the winemaking trade.
Their Barrel Fermented Chardonnay is made in a style that honours both Burgundian winemaking heritage and the unique characteristics of the Jordan estate. The winery is set in the ravine of Stellenbosch Kloof which benefits from cooling breezes and mists from nearby False Bay. The Chardonnay grapes used for this bottling are sourced from the cooler east and south-facing slopes where conditions help to preserve freshness and a delicate aromatic character in the finished wine.
To enhance the natural beauty of their Chardonnay grapes, the Jordans ferment the must in oak barrels and then mature the wine on the lees in the barrel for 9 months. This helps to create a rich and creamy Chardonnay where fresh lemon, grapefruit and tropical notes mingle harmoniously with hints of butter, pastries, and sweet almonds. The well-rounded texture and intense character of this wine make it an ideal match for richer dishes like risottos or chicken in a creamy sauce.