Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2016, Stellenbosch

Awards and Accolades

  • Silver / 93 points – International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC)

  • Double Gold – Top 100 Wine Awards

  • 93 points Tim Atkin

Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2016, Stellenbosch
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Starting out with the best Chardonnay grapes of the vintage, the Jordan team then give them a royally Burgundian treatment. When you ferment the juice in a barrel (they use scarily expensive French ones), it takes on that deliciously opulent vanilla-honey-toast character.

Leaving the wine on all the bits and bobs from the grapes (the 'lees') for another 11 months helps it gain in depth, complexity, and downright heavenliess.
This Chardonnay has a lick of refreshing acidity, good body and flavours of lime, citrus and fragrant oak spice.


Top Chardonnay wines are so individual it's always tricky to say which is 'the best', but you'll find Jordan's Nine Yards certainly achieves premier league status for a South African wine. There's layer after layer of scrumptious flavour and a deft hand with the oak stops it from dominating. Cracking stuff.

Jordan's wines are widely recognised to be among the best in South Africa. So, unsurprisingly, they've gone the whole nine yards with this barrel-fermented Chardonnay wine too. Picking a single block of vines each year, it then gets the deluxe treatment in the winery
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Percentage Alcohol

13

Region

Stellenbosch

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Country

South Africa

Style

ArrayFruity Dry White, Oaked White

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayGame Meats, Smoked Fish, Vegetarian

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The Producer

Owned and managed by Gary and Cathy Jordan since 1993, this Stellenbosch farm has a history dating back over 300 years. Gary’s a geologist, Cathy an economist by trade – but together this husband and wife team are a phenomenon.
Gary’s parents, Ted and Sheelagh, bought the 146 hectare farm in 1982 and embarked on an extensive replanting programme, specialising in classic varieties suited to the different soils and slopes. Gary and Cathy worked internationally for two years, returning home in 1992 to build a new cellar and begin the winemaking odyssey that has cemented their position as one of the key players in the South African wine industry.
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The Winemaker

Sjaak Nelson has been part of the furniture (in the nicest possible way) at Jordan estate for over 15 years. Growing up amongst the vineyards of Tulbagh, he started out studying Business Management but chanced upon a week's winery work at Tulbagh co-operative as a recent graduate and three years later he was still there. A move to Stellenbosch winery Saxenberg followed and he soon moved on to neighbours Jordan Estate where he has been making award-winning wines ever since.

The Region

Stellenbosch is synonymous with the production of quality wine and is one of the most exciting and idyllic regions in which to grow grapes. It's rivals any premium wine region.
The Jordan Estate is renowned for their spectacular hillside vineyards of Table Mountain, False Bay and Stellenbosch. The complex patchwork of soils, aspects, altitudes and micro-climates helps contribute to the incredible success of this estate. The vineyards on these slopes face north, south, east and west, with vineyards lying at altitudes up to 400m above sea level. Close proximity to both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans allows from coastal fog and cool sea breezes minimise the risk of frost damage.
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Roasted Quail Wrapped in Prosciutto

The classic gamey flavours of quail combined with salty ham call for rich, decadent, wines with a liberal dash of spice. Think earthy Italian red or go the full 'Nine Yards' with Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2016 from Stellenbosch in South Africa.
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Prawn Croquettes

A great snack or tapas dish, these prawn croquettes just need a drop of fresh, fruity wine to set them off! We love to eat them with Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2016 from Stellenbosch, South Africa. The lime, citrus and fragrance from this wine work wonders with the prawns.

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Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pasta

Tomato-based sauces match well with wine with high acidity. They square up to the acidity in the tomatoes, making both the food and wine taste fruitier. Try a classic Italian red or a New World Chardonnay such as Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2016, Stellenbosch.
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