Jordan Inspector Peringuey Chenin Blanc is full of generous flavours of white pear, quince and green pineapple. this wine is named in memory of Inspector General of Vineyards by the Government of the Cape who lead the fight against phylloxera and the pioneer of entomology in South Africa. The oldest block on the estate carries the lower-yielding Montpellier clone and the smaller berries allow for great fruit concentration. Barrel-fermented and matured “sur lie” for 8 months to highlight the varietal character of this magical grape. The Inspector Peringuey is a wine that pairs with a wide variety of foods such as charcuterie boards, spicy curries, and shellfish.
Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines at this top wine estate since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. Together this husband and wife team is a phenomenon. Gary’s parents, Ted and Sheelagh, bought the 164-hectare Stellenbosch property in 1982, and embarked on an extensive replanting programme, specialising in classic varieties suited to the different soils and slopes.
Exceptional wines are made possible by careful management of the farm’s extensive natural assets through innovative canopy management and selecting varieties and clones specifically suited to the various soils and slopes. Unique by nature’s design, the Jordan slopes face North, South, East, and West, with vineyards lying at differing altitudes from 160 to 410 m above sea level. The vineyards with their close proximity to both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans benefit from coastal fog and cool breezes. A mild Mediterranean climate with a maritime influence minimizes the risk of frost damage. The soils at Jordan have evolved from 600 million-year-old Cape Granite, and range from deep, well-drained clay-loam to gravelly and sandy duplex soils situated on clay. The Jordan philosophy combines the vineyards’ natural assets with innovative management, creating a profound expression of terroir. Jordan Wine Estate – the perfect Synergy between Soul and Soil.