Claystone Terrace Vineyard is located at 17th Street and King Street in Jordan. This vineyard is characterized by its heavier, dark clay soils which retain more moisture.
This vineyard is Le Clos Jordanne's coolest site and tends to ripen slower than the other vineyards, providing a longer hang time for the grapes to mature and build thick skins. This longer period of ripening helps the grapes to achieve a natural balance at harvest which combines moderate potential alcohol, good acidity, great concentration and good phenolic ripeness (tannin and colour).
The West side of the vineyard is hand-picked for its soil’s balance and richness derived from the limestone and heavy clay. The west side also has the advantage of being quite steep and as such the soils make the roots work harder, producing more fruit concentration.
|Vineyard Location:||Jordan Escarpment: West Side of Claystone Terrace Vineyard|
|Superficie:||Pinot Noir: 2 Ha / 4.94 Ac
Chardonnay: 2 Ha / 4.94 Ac
|Soils:||Heavier Clay & High Proportion of Limestone|
|Climate:||Medium Dry-Cool & Well-Ventilated|
|Topography/Altitude:||Short slopes with moderate to good steepness. Altitude 25 m above lake level.|
|VQA Sub-Appellation:||Twenty Mile Bench|
|Exposure:||North, Facing Lake Ontario|
|Clones:||Pinot Noir: Mix of clones 115, 667 and 777
Chardonnay: Mix of clones 76 and 95
|Rootstock:||Mix of Riparia Gloire, 3309-101, 14-S04|
|Density of Plantation:||5299 vines/ha (2145 vines/Ac)|
|Trellising System:||Vertical Shoot Positioning, Single & Double Guyot|
|Yield:||35 to 40 hl/ha, 5.8 to 6.6 T/ha, 2.3 to 2.6 T/Ac|