The Gypsy 2004
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.63
RS : 2.1 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red


Accolades
2008 Decanter Awards - Commended
Tasting Notes
2008 Decanter Awards - Commended
The character is somewhat “wild” a little brambly with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, dark spices, with vanilla scents and a distinct, concentrated red-fruit focus. Great for laying down and keeping for at least ten years but already rewarding if allowed to breath in a decanter.
Blend Information
80% Syrah, 20% Grenache
Food Suggestions
Deliciously matched with crisp roasted duckling, truffled pasta, hearty osso bucco.
In The Vineyard
Grape Varieties: Grenache 20% Syrah 80% (barrel selection – first picked fruit)
Soils: Grenache from decomposed granite at 450m
Shiraz from ancient gravels onto clay
Yields: 2 tons/ha from 50 year old Grenache
5 tons/ha from 36 year old Shiraz (the last harvest of this vineyard)

Other Vintages
The Gypsy 2013 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2012 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2011 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2010 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2009 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2008 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2007 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2006 Ken Forrester Shiraz
The Gypsy 2006 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2005 Ken Forrester Shiraz
The Gypsy 2004 Ken Forrester Shiraz
Ken Forrester The FMC & The Gypsy Twin Pack Ken Forrester and Martin Meinert Chenin Blanc

Tel: +27.218552374   Fax: +27.218552373   Email: tasting@kenforresterwines.com  
Scholtzenhof farm, 96 Winery Road P.O. Box 1253 , Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa