2016 Jordan Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc
REGION / COUNTRY | Martinborough, South Africa
VARIETAL | Chenin Blanc
VINTAGE | 2016
VOLUME | 750ml
FOOD MATCH | Perfect with mild Thai curries or grilled chicken.
Total Acid: 5.5g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.7g/l
Soil: Decomposed granite and loam
Aspect: Cool south- and east-facing vineyards, 220m above sea level.
Age of vines: 37 years old.
History: 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.
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.
Winemaking & maturation
After gentle pressing followed by cold-settling for 2 days, the juice was barrel-fermented in 228L in 30% third-fill & 70% Burgundian-shaped barrels, and matured “sur-lie” in the barrel for 7 months with occasional “barrel rolling” to add richness to the palate. To accentuate the fresh citrus flavour, 30% tank-fermented Chenin Blanc was blended with the barrel fermented portion.