NIAGARA FALLS, ON, June 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The established brand of Le Clos Jordanne, which launched in 2001, is moving to a new home located at Niagara Falls VQA Cellars, 4887 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario. This move will be complete by the summer of 2014 in time for Winemaker Sebastien Jacquey and his team to begin the 2014 vintage.
Le Clos Jordanne is ready for a new and expanded home after 12 years of success in its first home in Jordan at 2540 South Service Road. The wines will continue to be produced under the direction of Winemaker Sebastien Jacquey whose exacting viticulture practices and innovative cellar techniques will maintain Le Clos Jordanne's tradition, philosophy and high standards.
The new space will be custom designed to meet the needs of the ultra premium wines of Le Clos Jordanne including a state of the art cellar and top equipment that will continue to use the same traditional Burgundian wine-making techniques. Sebastien is excited to have been an integral part of the design and planning of Le Clos Jordanne's new home; "A winery within a winery." Having his own dedicated space will allow Sebastien to build upon his excellent existing controls and achieve even better results in fermentation control, crush and sorting efficiency, the extraction process, maintenance of the equipment and in maintaining consistency throughout vintages.
"The uniqueness and quality of my wines will be preserved with the same strong philosophy that began Le Clos Jordanne and that has allowed for its continued success," said Sebastien. "This new winery will be an essential factor to the future of Le Clos Jordanne."
Le Clos Jordanne is devoted exclusively to producing ultra-premium Canadian VQA wines made from the two classic Burgundian varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Le Clos Jordanne will continue to draw all of its grapes from the well-established, select vineyards in Jordan working with the identical, terroir-driven philosophy and practices. Sustainable practices will remain untouched. Sebastien's portfolio focuses on the following established wines: Village Reserve, Claystone Terrace Vineyard, Le Clos Jordanne Vineyard and Le Grand Clos.
A celebratory launch will be held at the appropriate time.
Le Clos Jordanne wines are available for purchase and tasting at Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery, Niagara on the Lake. Also available for purchase at-The Wine Rack, LCBO and on line at www.greatestatesniagara.com.
About Niagara Falls Cellars:
Niagara Falls Cellars was formerly known as Bright's Wines and is now Canada's largest winery site located at 4887 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Le Clos Jordanne's arrival at Niagara Falls Cellars creates a high end winery within a winery structure that allows Le Clos Jordanne access to the recent investments in modern equipment and quality control. Constellation Brands has significantly improved the winery infrastructure with over $25M investment in the past eight years, with continuing investment planned this year in excess of $4M. The now fully renovated winery site is ISO 9001 and HACCP certified. It produces a range of ICB and Product of Canada wines as well as various VQA Wines within the VQA Cellar area. Niagara Falls Cellars allows the opportunity for additional growth of our high-end brands as demand dictates.
About Le Clos Jordanne
Le Clos Jordanne, under the direction of Winemaker Sébastien Jacquey, is devoted exclusively to the growing of ultra-premium Canadian VQA wines made from Burgundy's classic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varieties. These wines express the unique terroir of their respective vineyards on the Niagara Escarpment by employing time-honoured, cool-climate traditions of low yields, sustainable viticulture and vigilant handling. The wines of Le Clos Jordanne launched in Canada and the international marketplace in 2007 and introduced the Canadian wine industry to an entirely new level of quality. In May 2009 Le Clos Jordanne's 2005 Claystone Terrace Chardonnay captured the top spot for Chardonnay in the "Judgement of Montreal" experts' tasting, bringing global attention to the Niagara Peninsula and to the ultra-premium wines it can produce. In 2006 Le Clos Jordanne became part of Constellation Brands, the world's leading premium wine company. www.leclosjordanne.com
SOURCE: Le Clos Jordanne
For further information: Sebastien Jacquey, Winemaker-Oenologue, Le Clos Jordanne, 905 658 2624, firstname.lastname@example.org; Keith Bown, Vice President, Winemaking and Viticulture, B.App.Sci (Oen), Keith.Bown@cbrands.com, office: 905.358.7141 x4511, mobile: 289.241.2575, Constellation Brands Canada, Inc., 4887 Dorchester Road, PO Box 510, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6V4, www.cbrands.com