The Gypsy 2007
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Grenache
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.62
RS : 1.8 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Accolades
Gypsy 2007
  • 2011 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London - Gold
  • Florida International Wine Challenge (FIWC) - Silver
  • Robert Parker Rating Aug. 2011 - 93 points

  • Gypsy 2006

  • Wine Spectator - 93 Points

  • Gypsy 2004
  • Wine Spectator - 90 points
  • Tasting Notes
    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. A very concentrated, focussed blend, with layers of deep fruit.
    Ageing Potential
    Great for laying down and keeping for at least 10 years but already rewarding if allowed to breathe in a decanter.
    Blend Information
    60% Grenache, 40% Syrah
    Food Suggestions
    Deliciously matched with risotto, sensuously truffled pasta. Ideal for flavoursome grills, lamb and beef.
    In The Vineyard
    Soils: Grenache from decomposed granite at 450m, Shiraz from ancient gravels onto clay
    Yields: 2-3 tons/ha from 50 year old Grenache, 6 tons/ha from 8 year old Shiraz
    About The Harvest
    A hand-picked selection of the first ripest fruit.
    In The Cellar
    Cold soaked prior to fermentation, then taken to new French oak barrels for 12 months. At this point a further selection takes place before blending and the final blend goes back to new barrels to marry and harmonise over the following 12 months. After almost 2 years languishing in a cool cellar the Gypsy is stable with the oak and intense fruit totally harmonised.

    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
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    Scholtzenhof farm, 96 Winery Road P.O. Box 1253 , Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa