Jardin

Stellenbosch

The family-owned Jordan Wine Estate, situated in Stellenbosch, has been transformed to become one of the leading estates in South Africa.  Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making award-winning wines since 1993 on their 405-acre hillside property with a grape growing history going back over 330 years.  Unique by nature’s design, the farm’s vineyards face North (where Cabernet Sauvignon excels), South (where Sauvignon Blanc competes with the best in the world), East (where Chardonnay produces Burgundian-like white wines) and West (where the Syrah vineyards enjoy the afternoon sun and gravelly soils).

Inspector Peringuey Chenin Blanc 2019

Named after Louis Albert Péringuey, the 19th Century Inspector-General of Vineyards in the Cape, who led the fight against phylloxera and supervised the importation of American rootstocks onto which the various vineyard varieties were grafted. French oak adds style and class to this magical grape. A contemporary and deliciously mouth-filling experience of white pear, quince and green pineapple interlaced with a spicy complexity.
2020 Double Gold in National Wine Challenge
2019 Double Gold in National Wine Challenge
2019 90 points Prescient Winemag Chenin Report
2018 4.5 stars John Platter 2019 Wine Guide
2018 91 points by Tim Atkin SA Wine Report 2018
2016 5 stars John Platter 2018 Wine Guide

Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2019

The distinct ravine in the Stellenbosch Kloof ward allows the opportunity to harness the cooling influences from the False Bay on our south and east facing slopes. This captures the intense flavour compounds found in the grape skins. A variety of chardonnay clones planted on different slopes, har-vested at different ripening levels and all of it fermented and matured in French oak barrels. These practices help to achieve natural balance and allows for different textural components which we then blend to achieve finesse and complexity. Bold and graceful with fragrances of lemon biscuit and overripe oranges.
2020 Double Gold in National Wine Challenge
2019 91 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report
2018 Chardonnay Trophy at Old Mutual Wine Show 2019
2018 Double Gold at Top 100 Wine Awards

Black Magic Merlot 2020

These Merlot vineyards are based on Black Tourmaline-rich granite which darkens the soil, leading to perfumed, inky wines. Harvested from mature east and west facing vineyards established on mother soils of decomposed granite. Part whole-berry fermentation and softer pump-overs extract aromas of red plums and dark bitter chocolate. French oak maturation seasons the wine to accentuate the seductive flavors and generous velvety tannins.
2020 Grand Cru award for best in category in National Wine Challenge
2020 Double Platinum in National Wine Challenge
2017 88 points in Prescient WineMag Report 2020
2017 Double Platinum in National Wine Challenge
2016 Awarded 4 stars in Platter Wine Guide 2020
2016 90 points in WineMag Merlot Report 2019

The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

To create the perfect soil environment for our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards, many large, sub-surface granite boulders were excavated and blown up with dynamite. One of the boulders required over 300 charges, necessitating an exceptionally long fuse. Progressive techniques such as overhead fermenters, pump-overs and gravity flow allow for the extraction of fully developed flavours and soft ripe tannin’s without compensating the tension and elegance captured from the various Cabernet slopes. Here especially, the climate plays a significant role to allow great fruit expression and classic essences of cedar, brambles and toasted tobacco.
2020 Double Platinum in National Wine Challenge
2017 Top 100 and Double Platinum in National Wine Challenge
2016 4.5 stars in John Platter Wine Guide 2020
2016 Awarded 93 points by Tim Atkin

The Prospector Syrah 2018

The Prospector Syrah, acknowledging the massive public support the winery received in the campaign to save the Cape Winelands from a recent application to prospect and mine various minerals. The gold rush of the 1800’s led to the discovery of tin in the gravels underlying the Syrah vineyards. The allure of wealth was fleeting as the prospector dug over the soils for the vigneron. Notes of peppered charcuterie, chipotle and red fruits are in abundance with a medium–bodied framework that lends itself to a variety of meat-based dishes and cooking techniques.
2020 Double Gold in National Wine Challenge
2017 Double Platinum and Top 100 at National Wine Awards
2017 4.5 stars in Platter Wine Guide 2020
2016 91 points WineMag Shiraz report

The Real McCoy Riesling 2021

The Riesling is harvested from a south-facing vineyard, situated on 600-million-year-old decomposed granite, one of the highest and coolest sites on Jordan Wine Estate. Intense lemon-lime flavours and a crisp fruitiness make it a superb partner with food, with the mineral-rich hints and subtle spiciness adding to its intrigue. From the 2010 vintage, South African winemakers were allowed to call Riesling just that … Riesling. The phrase ‘The Real McCoy’ is used in much of the English-speaking world to mean “the real thing.”. ‘The Real McCoy’ is named in honour of one of the world’s most noble varieties.
2021 – 4 stars in Platter’s by Diners Club 2022
2020 – Silver medal at Old Mutual Trophy Show (90 points)
2020 – Double Platinum in National Wire Challenge 2021

Unoaked Chardonnay 2021

Inspired by the styles of Chablis where Chardonnay is allowed to express its inherent character. A totally unique unoaked offering that is defined partly by extended lees contact that develops mouthfeel and nuance in the wine. Aromas of freshly grated lemon zest and citrus orchard that finishes with flavours of apricot puree and lime sorbet.
2020 – 4 stars in Platter’s Wine Guide 2021

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