In the most recent issue of England’s Decanter magazine, vaulted wine writer and critic Steven Spurrier, who hosted the famous Tasting of Paris in 1976, has named Le Clos Jordanne’s 2006 Pinot Noir from Niagara, Ontario the Best New World Red Wine.
“After the ‘sbottle shock’s of last spring’s Judgement of Montreal, the Father of the original 1976 tasting, Steven Spurrier, sends us his blessings via his review in Decanter magazine,” says Thomas Bachelder, Le Clos Jordanne senior viticulturist.
Le Clos Jordanne caught the attention of the world’s wine community last spring at the Judgement of Montreal, a blind tasting held in Quebec for Cellier magazine, when their 2005 Claystone Terrace Chardonnay captured the top spot for Chardonnay in the experts’s tasting.
Le Clos Jordanne is a collaboration between Vincor Canada and Boisset, La Famille des Grands Vins, in France. Using traditional Burgundian methods, wines are crafted to exemplify the distinct Niagara terroir. Located in the town of Jordan Station on the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario, the winery is comprised of four distinct vineyards: Le Clos Jordanne, Claystone, La Petit and Talon — for a total of 75 acres. Exclusively planted to Burgundian varietals Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the vineyards are farmed using organic and biodynamic techniques.