Jordan Inspector Peringuey Chenin Blanc 2015
2015 - Top 100 SA Wines - Winner
2013- National winner at 2014 SA Terroir Wine Awards
2012- Silver Medal at the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards
2012- 92 points in the Tim Atkins SA Wine Report
2013 2007- Best Museum Class Trophy at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012
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.
100% Chenin Blanc
Perfect with mild Thai curries or grilled chicken.
In The Vineyard
Location & Climate: The distinct ravine which embodies Stellenbosch Kloof harnesses all the qualities of a well-orientated compass. Varying elevations and aspects allows us to grow a selection of classic varieties to specific sites that optimise this expression through their location. The cooler south- and east-facing aspects, unique in Stellenbosch, hosts the more sensitive and aromatic white-skinned grape varieties.
Stellenbosch Kloof enjoys a cooler Mediterranean climate with mari-time influences from False Bay, 14km to the south, and a refreshing breeze channelled from the West Coast’s Benguela current 24km to the north-west. These two breezes culminate at the top end of the ravine and bring in early morning mists, especially from False Bay. Consequently, temperatures in our meso-climate can be measured at least 3° Celsius cooler than inland Stellenbosch during ripening peri-ods. This adds a unique characteristic to Jordan wines.
Appellation: Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
Soil: Decomposed granite and loam.
Aspect: Cool south- and east-facing vineyards, 220m above sea level.
Age of vines: 34 years
About The Harvest
The grapes were harvested between the 2nd of February and the 17th of February 2015 between 21.7° - 22.4° B.
In The Cellar
After gentle pressing followed by cold-settling for 2 days, the juice was barrel-fermented in 228L second and third-fill Burgun-dian-shaped barrels, and matured “sur-lie” in the barrel for 8 months with occasional “barrel rolling” to add richness to the palate. To accentuate the fresh citrus flavour, 50 % tank-fermented Chenin Blanc was blended with the barrel fermented portion.
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.