Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest 2009
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 11 %vol
pH : 3.61
RS : 135.8 g/l
Total Acid : 7.7 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Dessert


Accolades
T Noble Late Harvest 2009
  • Wine Spectator Insider Feb 2012 - 92 points
  • Platter 2012 - 4 ½ stars

    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.

    Very enticing, with glazed peach, ginger and creamed pear notes backed by a lingering note of orange zest. Plump and racy, with the contrast bringing you back for another sip. Great length.
    Ageing Potential
    Drink now through 2015.
    Blend Information
    100% Chenin Blanc (Botrytis)
    Food Suggestions
    Serve with fruit tarts, wild berries and ice cream, and full flavoured cheese.
    In The Vineyard
    Grape Varieties: Chenin Blanc (Botrytis)
    Region: Stellenbosch
    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 400 L 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  
    Scholtzenhof farm, 96 Winery Road P.O. Box 1253 , Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa