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Le Clos Jordanne 'Grand Clos' Chardonnay 2017

Canada, Ontario
94 QV
93 D
93 TA
Le Clos Jordanne 'Grand Clos' Chardonnay 2017
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Le Clos Jordanne
Vintage 2017
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
¥6,600
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Le Clos Jordanne
Vintage 2017
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13%
Product Code A025W00117
UPC 63657040171
Inventory Very Low Stock (5)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Pure stone-fruit, lanolin-textured complexity, with length, breadth and a finely-textured elegance, giving way to a complex, marzipan and limestone mineral-inflected ‘calcaire’ finish.

Press
94Quercus Vino
The 2017 Le Grand Clos Chardonnay explodes from the glass with ripe tropical fruits, pineapple, baked apple, perfumed spring blossoms, and sweet yet subtle vanilla bean notes. One taste of this fine wine showcases how rich, complex, and unique it is, and serves as a great reminder for how loved Le Grand Clos was in earlier vintages and how much it's been missed until now! Full bodied and beautifully textured, with zesty citrus, ripe orchard fruit, creamy butter, and toasty lees persisting on the long finish. A great example of what exceptional terroir and skilled winemaking can achieve when they overlap. I greet the return of Thomas Bachelder and Le Grand Clos with open arms and thank him, once again, for showing what's possible here in Ontario. This is an outstanding expression of Niagara Chardonnay that I'd recommend enjoying over the next decade. A terrific wine to begin a vertical with in anticipation of other great vintages of Le Grand Clos to come. Tasted November 2019 (94 pts - Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca)
93Decanter (UK)
93 points (SILVER) 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards - Smoky and savoury, with aromas of oatmeal and hazelnut. Teasing with baked apple, cinnamon and clove, she's elegant and understated.
93Tony Aspler
Bright straw in colour; spicy, peach and apple bouquet with a touch of oak; medium-bodied, dry, richly extracted apple and pear flavours with well-integrated oak; lovely mouth-feel and a seamless integration of oak. Great length. (93 points - Tony Aspler, tonyaspler.com)
Reviews & Ratings

94 pts - David Lawrason
Tasted within the context of several top Niagara chardonnays at the I4C event in June, this showed extremely well. Rich and refined, this among the best balanced and elegant chardonnays of the very good 2017 vintage. I thought more of Grand Cru Chablis than bigger white Burgundies. Very well sewn ripe apple, cream, light lees and smoke aromas are very well integrated. Absolutely lovely, silky palate underpinned by fine minerality and acidity. On a beam that doesn't waver. Excellent to outstanding length. Tasted July 2019

Production

Appellation

VQA Twenty Mile Bench

Vinification

  • Trellising System: Vertical Shoot Positioning: Single and Double Guyot
  • Planting Density: 5299 vines/ha (2145 vines/Ac)
  • Racking: Once after 16 months of barrel ageing, from barrel to vat.
Producer

Producer Description

BEGINNINGS

Originally Le Clos Jordanne was a Franco-Canadian winemaking collaboration between Vincor Canada (now Arterra Wines Canada) and the Famille Boisset of Burgundy. The goal of Le Clos Jordanne was to create a “domaine” in the Niagara region, producing ultra-premium, Burgundian-style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, expressive of the unique terroir of the Jordan Bench.

TERROIR

The ‘clos’, or enclosed vineyard, of Le Clos Jordanne is surrounded and sheltered by the Carolinian forests and their glacial ravines. The limestone-laced, silt and clay glacial soils are known for bringing intensely focused fruit, minerality and age-ability to the wines produced there.

Le Clos Jordanne’s estate vineyard is located on the premium parcel of the Jordan bench, on the first rise from the plain, a natural plateau near the slope of the escarpment. At 10.45 hectares, it enjoys light limestone soils created by the ancient ice shield with rich sediments and produces the fullest expressions of the terroir. Planted with both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir between 2000-2001 it is surrounded on three sides by environmentally protected forest, woodland and pond nature areas which have been left in their natural state; featuring statuesque weeping willows and a picturesque pond complete with lily pads and wild flowers. It is located at 2738 King Street, Jordan Station, at the T-junction of Jordan Road and Highway 81.

"The Grand Clos is a magical place on the Jordan Bench, arguably one of the top sites for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in all of Niagara." - Thomas Bachelder

THOMAS BACHELDER - WINEMAKER

Thomas Bachelder is internationally recognized and Le Clos Jordanne’s original winemaker - with a speciality in the production of cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. His terroir-revealing wines with distinct, complex minerality truly showcase how Old World, Burgundian winemaking techniques employed on New World terroir - with minimal intervention - can produce exceptional wines.
 

LE CLOS JORDANNE VINEYARD

Le Grand Clos Vineyeard wide zoom

Le Clos Jordanne’s estate vineyard is located on the premium parcel of the Jordan bench, on the first rise from the plain, a natural plateau near the slope of the escarpment. At 10.45 hectares, it enjoys light limestone soils created by the ancient ice shield with rich sediments and produces the fullest expressions of the terroir. Planted with both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir between 2000-2001 it is surrounded on three sides by environmentally protected forest, woodland and pond nature areas which have been left in their natural state; featuring statuesque weeping willows and a picturesque pond complete with lily pads and wild flowers. It is located at 2738 King Street, Jordan Station, at the T-junction of Jordan Road and Highway 81.

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