Gary Jordan's 2013 CWG Auction Wines

Jordan Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2012100% Chardonnay Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

Specially selected for the CWG Auction, this reserve Chardonnay is traditionally made using natural, wild yeast from the acclaimed Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard. Intensely concentrated lemon-lime flavours and slow fermentation in 228 litre Burgundian oak barrels for twelve months has resulted in a classic style with a new world twist. Quartzite veins through the 600 million year old granite sub-strata provide the backbone for the minerally flavours. Regular barrel rolling accentuates the rich, leesy character in this elegantly expressive wine.

Tasting Notes: An iconic Chardonnay with intense, minerally, lemon-lime flavours and hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouth-feel and balanced oak integrates superbly with the tropical fruit finish.

This wine is packed in wooden boxes. Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 149 Qty. cases on offer 80 Alc 13.64 vol% RS 2.5 g/l TA 6.1 g/l pH 3.37 Jordan Sophia 2010Cabernet Sauvignon 56%, Merlot 32%, Cabernet Franc 12% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

A blend of the best “Cobblers Hill” barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has been named “Sophia” after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing the characteristics of the three Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes were harvested from the best hillside vineyards at Jordan. The wine spent a total of 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels to integrate the rich tannins and add complexity.

Tasting Notes: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich blackberry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent finish. Well-structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.

This wine is packed in wooden boxes. Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 149 Qty. cases on offer 80 Alc 13.5 vol% RS 3.0 g/l TA 5.4 g/l pH 3.56

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