The Pierre Jourdan range of Méthode Cap Classiques and still wines was named after the French Huguenot to whom the Franschhoek property was granted in 1694. True to French tradition, only the best quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit are used to create Pierre Jourdan wines.
Wines on offer:
- Pierre Jourdan Brut
- Pierre Jourdan Brut (1.5l Magnum)
- Pierre Jourdan Cuvee Belle Rose
- Pierre Jourdan Tranquille
- Pierre Jourdan Ratafia
Pierre Jourdan Brut
The Pierre Jourdan range was named after the French Huguenot to whom the original Franschhoek farm was granted. This wine was first produced by Achim von Arnim in 1986, making this the first wine in the Pierre Jourdan portfolio. This wine was produced in the traditional French method of bottle fermentation, known in South Africa as ‘Methode Cap Classique’. Expect delicate yeasty aromas on the nose, complemented by fresh citrus flavours and a crisp acidity. In typical French tradition Chardonnay allows for freshness, while Pinot Noir contributes to the body and structure of the wine.
Pierre Jourdan Cuvee Belle Rose
The Belle Rosé is so named on the insistence of Cellarmaster Takuan von Arnim’s Grandmother who admired its beautiful Rosé-like colour. The Pinot Noir grapes are handled gently so as not to gain too much colour, but still leaving just the right amount of fruit, creating a delicate richness. A fine mix of berries on the nose followed by a rich, lingering palate.
Pierre Jourdan Tranquille
This is a gentle elegant wine with a fragrant bouquet, fine fruit and a dry finish. Its low alcohol makes this an ideal companion for a hot summer’s day or a lunch time meal.
Pierre Jourdan Belle Nectar
The Belle Nectar is a bottle fermented sparkling wine created in a Demi-Sec style, created as a sweeter version of the popular Belle Rose MCC. As Belle Rose means Beautiful Rose, Belle Nectar means Beautiful Nectar.
Pierre Jourdan Ratafia
The Pierre Jourdan range was named after the French Huguenot to whom the original Franschhoek farm was granted. Ratafia is the only other wine style created in the Champagne region in France, hence it was a natural addition to the range.