Thursday, 18 August 2011

Jordan Wine Estate = soul + soil

I reckon the Jordan Riesling is a very worthwhile buy. It won the Riesling Trophy at the ‘SA Trophy Wine Show’ and it was one of the wines that contributed to Jordan winning top estate at the recent ‘SA Terroir Wine Awards’. In case it hadn’t yet done enough, it’s also just come out on top at the tri-nations of wine, against Australia and New Zealand. Maybe our rugby guys need a glass and a half of the stuff?

The Riesling vineyard is on one of the highest and coolest spots on the estate and the result is a crisp food wine with a smattering of spice. Jordan is a newish family-owned estate in Stellenbosch; the old dame of South African towns and one of the world’s celebrated old wine regions. The hard work of Gary and Kathy Jordan, the husband and wife wine-making team, pays off with wines that boast both a new world flair and a touch of classic elegance.

I’ve always liked the Jordan Merlot but I must confess that at a tasting on Monday night, it was the Jordan whites that gave me a whack across the face. Very good indeed!

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