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Jordan Sophia 2015

Specially made for the CWG Auction from our best hillside vineyards on Jordan Wine Estate, this wine has been named ‘Sophia’ after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Traditional, gentle pump-overs on the Cabernet Franc and Merlot with extended maceration on the Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot ensure a Bordeaux-like complexity. Barrel aging for 24 months in 85% new 225 litre oak barrels, has created a benchmark wine with an opulent structure and texture to age for many years.

Auction Year: 2018

Jordan CWG Chardonnay 2017

Specially made for the CWG Auction, this reserve Chardonnay is  traditionally  made  using natural, wild yeast from the acclaimed Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard. Intensely concentrated lemon-lime flavours and slow fermentation in 228 litre Burgundian oak barrels for twelve months has resulted in a classic style with a new world twist. Quartzite veins through the 600 million year old granite sub-strata provide the backbone for the classic mineral flavours.

Auction Year: 2018

Jordan Sophia 2014

A blend of the best ‘Cobblers Hill’ barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has
been named ‘Sophia’ after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing
the characteristics of the three Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes were harvested from the best hillside vineyards at Jordan, which overlook Table Mountain and False Bay. Fermented at
28°C with three pump-overs daily.

Auction Year: 2017

Jordan CWG Chardonnay 2016

This reserve Chardonnay is traditionally made using natural, wild yeast from the acclaimed
Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard. Intensely concentrated lemon-lime fl avours and slow
fermentation in 228 litre Burgundian oak barrels for twelve months has resulted in a classic
style with a new world twist. Quartzite veins through the 600-million-year-old granite substrata
provide the backbone for the mineral flavours.

Auction Year: 2017

Jordan Chardonnay Auction Selection 2015

This reserve Chardonnay is traditionally made using natural, wild yeast from the acclaimed
Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard. Intensely concentrated lemon-lime flavours and slow
fermentation in 228 litre Burgundian oak barrels for twelve months has resulted in a classic
style with a new world twist. Quartzite veins through the 600 million year old granite substrata
provide the backbone for the mineral flavours. Regular barrel rolling accentuates the
rich, leesy character in this elegantly expressive wine.

Auction Year: 2016

Jordan Sophia 2013

A blend of the best ‘Cobblers Hill’ barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has
been named ‘Sophia’ after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing
the characteristics of the three Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes were harvested from the best
hillside vineyards at Jordan, which overlook Table Mountain and False Bay. Fermented at
28°C with three pump-overs daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was
racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 26
months in 225 litre French oak barrels to integrate the rich tannins and gain complexity.

Auction Year: 2016

Jordan Chardonnay Auction Selection 2014

This reserve Chardonnay is traditionally made using natural, wild yeast with the grapes
coming from the acclaimed Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard. Intensely concentrated
lemon-lime flavours and slow fermentation in 228 litre Burgundian oak barrels for twelve
months has resulted in a classic style with a new world twist. Quartzite veins through
the 600 million year old granite sub-strata provide the backbone for the mineral flavours.
Regular barrel rolling accentuates the rich, leesy character in this elegantly expressive wine.

Auction Year: 2015

Jordan Sophia 2012

A blend of the best ‘Cobblers Hill’ barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has
been named ‘Sophia’ after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing
the characteristics of the three Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes were harvested from the best
hillside vineyards at Jordan, which overlook Table Mountain and False Bay. Fermented at
28°C with three pump-overs daily, over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was
racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 26
months in 225 litre French oak barrels to integrate the rich tannins and add complexity.

Auction Year: 2015

Jordan Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2013

Specially selected for the CWG Auction, this reserve Chardonnay is traditionally made using natural, wild yeast from the acclaimed Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard. Intensely concentrated lemon-lime flavours and slow fermentation in 228 litre Burgundian oak barrels for twelve months has resulted in a classic style with a new world twist. Quartzite veins through the 600 million year old granite sub-strata provide the backbone for the mineral flavours. Regular barrel rolling accentuates the rich, leesy character in this elegantly expressive wine. Tasting Notes: An iconic Chardonnay with intense, mineral, lemon-lime flavours and hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouth-feel and balanced oak integrate superbly with the tropical fruit finish. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.

Auction Year: 2014

Jordan Sophia 2011

A blend of the best 'Cobblers Hill' barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has been named 'Sophia' after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing the characteristics of the three Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes were harvested from the best hillside vineyards at Jordan, which overlook Table Mountain and False Bay. Fermented at 28 degrees C with three pump-overs daily, over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels to integrate the rich tannins and add complexity. Tasting Notes: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich blackberry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent finish. Well-structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.

Auction Year: 2014

Jordan Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2012

Specially selected for the CWG Auction, this reserve Chardonnay is traditionally made using natural, wild yeast from the acclaimed Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard. Intensely concentrated lemon-lime flavours and slow fermentation in 228 litre Burgundian oak barrels for twelve months has resulted in a classic style with a new world twist. Quartzite veins through the 600 million year old granite sub-strata provide the backbone for the minerally flavours. Regular barrel rolling accentuates the rich, leesy character in this elegantly expressive wine. Tasting Notes: An iconic Chardonnay with intense, minerally, lemon-lime flavours and hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouth-feel and balanced oak integrates superbly with the tropical fruit finish.

Auction Year: 2013

Jordan Sophia 2010

A blend of the best 'Cobblers Hill' barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has been named 'Sophia' after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing the characteristics of the three Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes were harvested from the best hillside vineyards at Jordan. The wine spent a total of 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels to integrate the rich tannins and add complexity. Tasting Notes: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich blackberry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent finish. Well-structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.

Auction Year: 2013

Jordan Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2011

Specially selected for the CWG Auction, this reserve Chardonnay is traditionally made using natural, wild yeast from the acclaimed Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard. Intensely concentrated lemon-lime flavours and slow fermentation in 228 litre Burgundian oak barrels for twelve months has resulted in a classic style with a new world twist. Quartzite veins through the 600 million year old granite sub-strata provide the backbone for the minerally flavours. Regular barrel rolling accentuates the rich, leesy character in this elegantly expressive wine. Tasting Notes: An iconic Chardonnay with intense, minerally, lemon-lime flavours and hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouthfeel and balanced oak integrate superbly with the tropical fruit finish.

Auction Year: 2012

Jordan Sophia 2009

A blend of the best 'Cobblers Hill' barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has been named 'Sophia' after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing the characteristics of the three Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes were harvested from the best hillside vineyards at Jordan, with views overlooking Table Mountain and False Bay. Fermented at 28 degrees C with three pump-overs daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels to integrate the rich tannins and add complexity. Tasting Notes: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich blackberry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent finish. Well-structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.

Auction Year: 2012

Jordan Sophia 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon 44%, Merlot 44%, Cabernet Franc 12% A blend of the best 'Cobblers Hill' barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has been named 'Sophia' after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing the characteristics of the three Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes were harvested from the best hillside vineyards at Jordan, with views overlooking Table Mountain and False Bay. Fermented at 28 degrees C with three pump-overs daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels to integrate the rich tannins and add complexity. Tasting note: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich blackberry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent finish. Well-structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come. Drink 2013 - 2023 and beyond.

Auction Year: 2011

Jordan Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2010

Specially selected for the CWG Auction, this Reserve Chardonnay is traditionally made using natural, wild yeast from the acclaimed Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard. Intensely concentrated lemon-lime flavours and slow fermentation in 228 litre Burgundian oak barrels for twelve months has resulted in a classic style with a new world twist. Quartzite veins through the 600 million year old granite sub-strata provide the backbone for the minerally flavours. Regular barrel rolling accentuates the rich, leesy character in this elegantly expressive wine. Tasting note: An iconic Chardonnay with intense, minerally, lemon-lime flavours and hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouth-feel and balanced oak integrates superbly with the tropical fruit finish. Drink from 2011 ? 2020.

Auction Year: 2011

Jordan Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2009

Specially selected for the CWG Auction, this reserve Chardonnay is traditionally made using natural, wild yeast from the acclaimed Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard. Intensely concentrated lemon-lime flavours and slow fermentation in 228 Litre Burgundian oak barrels for twelve months has resulted in a classic style with a new world twist. Quartzite veins through the 600 million year old granite sub-strata provide the backbone for the minerally flavours. Regular barrel rolling accentuates the rich, leesy character in this elegantly expressive wine. Tasting note: An iconic Chardonnay with intense, minerally, lemon-lime flavours and hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouth-feel and balanced oak integrates superbly with the tropical fruit finish.

Auction Year: 2010

Jordan Sophia 2007

Winemaking Notes A blend of the best 'Cobblers Hill' barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has been named 'Sophia' after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing the characteristics of the three Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes were harvested from the best hillside vineyards at Jordan, with views overlooking Table Mountain and False Bay. Fermented at 28 &degC with three pump-overs daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels to integrate the rich tannins and add complexity. Tasting Notes Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich blackberry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent finish. Well-structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.

Auction Year: 2009

Jordan Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2008

Winemaking Notes Specially selected for the CWG Auction, this reserve Chardonnay is traditionally made using natural, wild yeast from the acclaimed Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard. Intensely concentrated lemon-lime flavours and slow fermentation in 228 litre Burgundian oak barrels for twelve months has resulted in a classic style with a new world twist. Quartzite veins running through the 600 million year old granite sub-strata provide the backbone for the minerally flavours. Regular barrel rolling accentuates the rich, leesy character in this elegantly expressive wine. Tasting Notes An iconic Chardonnay with intense, minerally, lemon-lime flavours and hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouthfeel and balanced oak integrates superbly with the tropical fruit finish.

Auction Year: 2009

Jordan Chardonnay Reserve 2007

Crushing and pressing of this special selection of grapes from the Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard took place immediately after de-stemming. The juice was barrel fermented in traditional 228 litre French oak barriques using natural yeast from the vineyard. Twelve months oak maturation and regular barrel rolling to accentuate the rich, leesy character has added complexity to this wine especially made for the CWG Auction. Tasting note: This reserve Chardonnay has intense, minerally, lemon/lime flavours with hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouthfeel and balanced toasty oak integrates well with the tropical fruit finish.

Auction Year: 2008

Jordan Sophia 2006

A blend of the best 'Cobblers Hill' barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has been named 'Sophia' after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing the characteristics of the three Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes were harvested from the hillside vineyards at Jordan, with views overlooking Table Mountain and False Bay. Fermented at 28 degrees C with three pump-overs daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels to accentuate the rich, leesy character that has added complexity to this wine specially made for the CWG Auction. Tasting note: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich blackberry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent finish. Well-structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come. Packaging: Bottle size: 750ml Case size: 6 x 750ml No. of cases produced: 150 No. of cases available: 116

Auction Year: 2008

Jordan Sophia 2005

This wine has been named 'Sophia' after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing the characteristics of the three Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot were harvested from the best hillside vineyards at Jordan, with views looking out over False Bay and Table Mountain. Fermented at 28˚C with pump-overs daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels Tasting Notes: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich blackberry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from well-integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent finish. Well structured, this elegant wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.

Auction Year: 2007

Jordan Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2006

Crushing and pressing of this special selection of grapes from the Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard took place immediately after destemming. The juice was barrel fermented in traditional 228 litre French oak barriques using natural yeast from the vineyard. Fourteen months oak maturation and regular barrel rolling to accentuate the rich, leesy character has added complexity to this wine specially made for CWG Auction Tasting note This reserve Chardonnay has intense, minerally lemon and lime flavours with hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouthfeel and balanced toasty oak integrates well with the tropical fruit finish.

Auction Year: 2007

Jordan Chardonnay Reserve 2005

Crushing and pressing of this special selection of grapes from the Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard took place immediately after destemming. The juice was barrel fermented in traditional 228 litre French oak barriques using natural yeast from the vineyard. Fourteen months oak maturation and regular barrel rolling to accentuate the rich, leesy character has added complexity to this wine specially made for the CWG Auction. Tasting Note: This reserve Chardonnay has intense, minerally, lemon and lime flavours with hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouthfeel and balanced toasty oak integrates well with the tropical fruit finish.

Auction Year: 2006

Jordan Sophia 2004

A blend of the best Cobblers Hill barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has been named 'Sophia' after the legendary mother of faith, hope and charity. Representing the characteristics of the 3 Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot were harvested from the best hillside vineyards at Jordan, with views looking out over False Bay and Table Mountain. Fermented at 28˚C with pump-overs daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels. Tasting Note: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich blackberry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from well-integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent finish. Well structured, this elegant wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.

Auction Year: 2006

Jordan Sophia Auction Reserve 2003

A blend of the best Cobblers Hill barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has been named ?Sophia? after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing the characteristics of the 3 Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot were harvested from the best hillside vineyards at Jordan, with views looking out over False Bay and Table Mountain. Fermented at 28?C with pump-overs daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels. Tasting Note: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich black berry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent finish. Well structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.

Auction Year: 2005

Jordan Chardonnay Reserve 2004

Crushing and pressing of this special selection of grapes from the Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard took place immediately after de-stemming. The juice was barrel fermented in traditional 228 litre French oak barriques using natural yeast from the vineyard. Fourteen months oak maturation and regular barrel rolling to accentuate the rich, leesy character has added complexity to this wine especially made for the CWG auction. Tasting Note: This reserve Chardonnay has intense, minerally, lemon/lime flavours with hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouthfeel and balanced toasty oak integrates well with the tropical fruit finish.

Auction Year: 2005

Jordan Sophia Auction Reserve 2002

82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot A blend of the best cobblers hill barrels and a reserve cabernet sauvignon, this wine has been named 'Sophia' after the legendary mother of faith, hope and charity. Representing the characteristics of the 3 Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot were harvested from the best hillside vineyards at Jordan, with views looking out over Table Mountain and False Bay. Fermented at 28 degrees C with 3 pump-overs daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels. Tasting note: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich black berry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent finish. Well structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.

Auction Year: 2004

Jordan Auction Reserve 2001

66,2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 15,8% Merlot - A three-barrel blend of the best 'Cobblers Hill' barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has been named 'Sophia' after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing the characteristics of the 3 Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot were harvested from the best hillside Vineyards at Jordan, with views looking out over Table Mountain and False Bay. Fermented at 28 degrees C with three pump-overs daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 24 months in 225 litre French oak. Tasting note: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich blackberry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak. Densely layered, ripe tannins add to the opulent finish.

Auction Year: 2003

Jordan 1999

Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with opulent blackberry fruit and hints of mint and toasty vanilla. This big, mouth-filling wine, with densely layered ripe tannins, is beautifully balanced and refined ? the ultimate expression of the Jordan terroir.

Auction Year: 2002

Jordan Auction Merlot 2000

These mature vineyards yielded opulent fruit with plum, rich blackberry and mocha flavours. Framed by generously rounded tannins and spiciness from maturation in French oak, this wine is seductive from start to finish and is one of South Africa?s finest expressions of this variety.

Auction Year: 2002