MISSISAUGA, Ont. — Arterra Wines Canada has partnered with Le Clos Jordanne’s original winemaker, Thomas Bachelder, to reproduce the winery’s esteemed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.
The single-vineyard, Burgundian-style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were originally produced from 2007 to 2016 and will be re-released at Le Clos Jordanne in late November 2019.
The winery’s goal has been to produce ultra-premium, Burgundian-style wines expressive of the unique terroir of the Jordan Bench. Its low-yield vines — planted with rootstock imported from Burgundy — are handpicked, hand sorted and transported using a gravity-flow system.
“As a Canadian company, it’s so important for us to rebirth Le Clos Jordanne wines to bring the well-deserved prominence of this vineyard back into the Canadian spotlight,” says Jay Wright, president and CEO of Arterra Wines Canada. “Our goal is to re-introduce wines expressive of this very special place — and there’s no better person to bring this vision to life than Thomas Bachelder, with his unparalleled passion for this region and this vineyard.”
Le Clos Jordanne’s enclosed vineyards are protected by Carolinian forests and glacial ravines, which make its limestone-laced, silt-and-clay glacial soils well known for bringing intensely focused fruit, minerality and ageability to wines produced there.
“Le Clos Jordanne holds what is arguably one of the top sites in Canada for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay,” says Bachelder. “I’m incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to return to this vineyard and reignite what I’ve always considered to be my passion project, with the goal of producing the highest quality wines from this region.”
Both limited-edition wines will be available for purchase in Ontario via LCBO Vintages and in Quebec via the SAQ.