Le Clos Jordanne winery, of Jordan Village on the Niagara Peninsula, Ontario has received critical acclaim since its launch in 2006. With select wines exclusively available for purchase online, wine lovers covet Le Clos Jordanne wines. In the past week, Le Clos Jordanne has created an audible buzz in the wine world. First, its 2005 Claystone Terrace Chardonnay captured the top spot for Chardonnay in the “Judgement of Montreal” experts’ tasting; now, at the recent Ontario Wine Awards, Le Clos Jordanne Winemaker Thomas Bachelder was named Winemaker of the Year. Exclusive library vintages and current releases of Le Clos Jordanne wines can be purchased at www.leclosjordanne.com.
Le Clos Jordanne has had the unwavering goal to create Ontario wines of unparalleled quality that will rank amongst the world's finest. The wines – produced under the direction of viniculture manager Thomas Bachelder (responsible for both the grape growing and winemaking) – are crafted with exacting organic viticulture practices. In the cellar, innovative New World practices are combined with time-honoured Burgundian techniques, such as harvesting and sorting the grapes by hand. Every step of the process receives careful consideration, and the continuous accolades for Le Clos Jordanne wines cement the team’s efforts.
Of most recent note, Le Clos Jordanne has caught the attention of the wine community resulting from a blind tasting held in Quebec for Cellier magazine. Thirty-three years after the "Judgment of Paris" - the famous tasting that revolutionized the reputation of New World wines, and inspired the movie ‘Bottle Shock’ - Cellier magazine organized a blind tasting in Montreal based on the Judgment of Paris. In the “Judgement of Montreal” 10 judges at the Cellier tasting assessed 16 red and 14 white wines, primarily from France and California.
The Judgement of Montreal panel was a who’s who of Quebec wine writers: Marc Chapleau (tasting organizer), Jean Aubry (Le Devoir), Gilles Magny (SAQ wine advisor), Patrick Désy (Cellier), Don Jean Léandri (École Hôtelière de Laval), Nadia Fournier (Le Guide du vin), Marc Lepage (SAQ wine advisor), Véronique Rivest (Châtelaine), Jacques Benoit (La Presse), Claude Langlois (Le Journal de Montréal) and Bill Zacharkiw (the Gazette).