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Le Clos Jordanne 'Grand Clos' Pinot Noir 2017

Canada, Ontario
94 NM
92 TA
Le Clos Jordanne 'Grand Clos' Pinot Noir 2017
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Le Clos Jordanne
Vintage 2017
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
¥6,600
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer Le Clos Jordanne
Vintage 2017
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.5%
Product Code A025R00117
UPC 63657040140
Inventory In Stock (23)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The alluring, expansive layered red fruit flirts with darker-berries, leading to a long, complex yet focused finish that reveals strong chalky minerality, firm acidity, and present, but finely-tuned tannins.

Press
94Natalie Maclean
A stunning, benchmark Niagara Pinot Noir from the master of the genre, Thomas Bachelder. Aromas of ripe cherry and freshly turned earth. Medium-bodied with a silken texture. Perfect to pair with itself or roast chicken. (94 pts - Natalie Maclean)
92Tony Aspler
Medium ruby colour; minerally, raspberry with oak spice and a note of violets; medium-bodied, dry, Volnay-style; elegant, beautifully balanced, finely textured with ripe tannins that give structure on the finish. (92 points - Tony Aspler, tonyaspler.com)
Reviews & Ratings

92+ pts - Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Planted with Dijon clones from Burgundy, in one of Niagara's premiere, some say 'Grand Cru' quality vineyards, on the Jordan Bench, the grapes benefit from exceptional terroir for producing premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as evidenced by earlier vintages and once again with the 2017 vintage of Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir. Light ruby with a garnet hue, it's very expressive and perfumed with sweet and exotic spices, Tonka bean, menthol, chocolate, tobacco, graphite, and sous bois on the nose. My first impresion of Le Grand Clos immediately takes me back to earlier vintages with familarity, fondness, and appreication for a wine I respected grealty years ago, and once again today, I'm impressed! The palate shows a medium bodied Pinot with fresh acidity, somewhat volumptous on the mid palate for a 12.5% wine, with layers of spice, herbs, cherry, cacao, and refreshing minerality complementing the great aromatic complexity of this fine wine. As with earlier vintages, Le Grand Clos are well suited to enjoy youthful, and will evolve beautifully over a decade, perhaps longer. Tasted November 2019. 92+ points.

Production

Appellation

VQA Twenty Mile Bench

Vinification

  • Trellising System: Vertical Shoot Positioning: Single and Double Guyot
  • Planting Density: 5299 vines/ha (2145 vines/Ac)
  • Yields: 2T /Ac
  • Racking: Once after 18 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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