Ken Forrester Merlot 2009
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.5 %vol
pH : 3.5
RS : 3.7 g/l
Total Acid : 5.9 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red


Accolades
Merlot 2009
  • 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London - Silver
  • Robert Parker - 88 points
  • Platter 2012 - 3 ½ stars

  • Merlot 2008

  • Wine Enthusiast - 88 points
  • Tasting Notes
    Hints of cherries and mint with meat-spice and smoky undertones. Softly rounded and accessible wine with balanced tannins for early drinking.
    Blend Information
    85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
    Food Suggestions
    Serve with meat dishes, grills and lamb.
    In The Vineyard
    Soil: Duplex with some clay - Kroonstad
    Locality: south, south-west
    About The Harvest
    Hand harvested and chosen for quality to get a ripe, balanced Merlot from the very finest soils, influenced by the cool south-east wind during the ripening season.
    Yield: 8 tons/ha
    In The Cellar
    The wine was matured in selected French oak barrels for 12 months and blended with a small fraction of Cabernet Franc for structure and complexity prior to bottling.

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