LE CLOS JORDANNE VINEYARD
Le Clos Jordanne (the estate's principal vineyard), is located at 2738 King Street, Jordan Station, at the T-junction of Jordan Road and Highway 8. It is characterized by its tranquility and unique setting on a natural plateau near the slope of the escarpment. It enjoys light limestone soils created by the ancient ice shield, with rich sediments.
This vineyard is Le Clos Jordanne's warmest site as it is located in a plateau surrounded by a big tree line that preserves the warmth. These conditions create earlier and faster ripening conditions for the grapes. However, the silty and sandy soils in this vineyard are providing fairly good drainage and the moderate ventilation helps to keep the humidity fairly low.
The East side of this vineyard is hand selected for Le Clos Jordanne's Single Vineyards of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as this side provides an excellent balance between soft soils and warm climate to produce grapes with advanced ripening. The vines in this terroir have the ability to produce grapes with higher alcoholic potential, lower acidity and softer skins.
Le Clos Jordanne Vineyard
|Vineyard Location:||Jordan Escarpment: East Side of Le Clos Jordanne Vineyard|
Pinot Noir : 2 Ha / 4.94 Ac
Chardonnay : 2 Ha / 4.94 Ac
|Soils:||Dominantly Silt & Sand with Light clay and light layers of limestone|
|Climate:||Warm and quite humid with moderate ventilation|
|Topography/Altitude:||Little plateau with short slopes with very moderate steepness. Altitude up to 25 m above lake level.|
|VQA Sub-Appellation:||Twenty Mile Bench|
|Exposure:||North, Facing Lake Ontario|
|Clones:||Pinot Noir: Mix of clones 114, 115, 777
Chardonnay: Mix of clones 76 and 95
|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|