Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest 2008
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 11.0 %vol
pH : 3.54
RS : 154 g/l
Total Acid : 7.8 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Dessert
Style : Sticky


Accolades
T Noble Late Harvest 2008
  • Wine Spectator - 92 points

    T Noble Late Harvest 2005
  • Platter 5 stars
  • Tasting Notes
    This rich, unctuous wine is the product of old Chenin Blanc bushvines which start their autumn days in a morning mist. This late season humidity brings on a natural botrytis and we harvest the vines 4 or 5 times to maintain a perfect natural acid balance with the sweetness, creating a wine of exceptional finesse and balance.
    Blend Information
    100% Chenin Blanc (Botrytis)
    Food Suggestions
    Serve with fruit tarts, wild berries and ice cream, and full flavoured cheese.
    In The Vineyard
    Soil: High clay and slit - Westley
    Locality: south-south-west (flat)
    Age of Vines: 32 years
    Vine Density: 2433 vines/ha
    About The Harvest
    We harvest the vines 4 or 5 times to maintain a perfect natural acid balance with the sweetness, creating a wine of exceptional finesse and balance.
    Yield: 2t/ha
    In The Cellar
    We allow the juice to ferment in 400l new French oak barrels with the natural yeast and to mature in barrel for 18 months. This golden wine with fresh, green tones is in a lighter style, clean yet unctuously sweet. Sumptuous peach, apricot flavours, overlaid with a tropical lushness of melon and pineapple. Ripe sweetness, yet tangy, with sweet and sour zip, wood spice on the finish.
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    Tel: +27.218552374   Fax: +27.218552373   Email: tasting@kenforresterwines.com   Website: 
    P.O. Box 1253 , Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa