The FMC 2010
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester and Martin Meinert
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.57
RS : 6.1 g/l
Total Acid : 6.6 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White


Accolades
The FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2010
  • Wholewheat wines from the Cape: Jancis Robinson - 17½ points
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition -  Gold
  • Platter Wine Guide 2013 - 4½ Stars
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Silver
  • Top 100 SA Wines 2012 - Status

  • The FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2009
  • 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London - Silver
  • Wine Spectator - 92 Points
  • Robert Parker Rating Aug. 2011 - 93 Points
  • The Wine Advocate - 93 points
  • Platter 2012 - 4 ½ stars

    The FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2008
  • Decanter - 5 stars
  • Wine Spectator - 92 Points

    THE FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2007
  • Chenin Blanc Trophy (IWSC)
  • Bronze at Decanter New World Wine Awards (UK)
  • Wine Spectator - 93 Points
  • Stephen Tanzer International Wine cellar - 91 points
  • The WINE GANG - 94 points (UK)
  • Decanters "Ten best varietal wines from South Africa"
  • Wine Innovation awards – Silver Medal

    THE FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2006
  • Wine Spectator - 93 points
  • John Platter - 5 stars

  • THE FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2005
  • Wine Specatator Critic's Choice, rated FMC as one of the top 250 wines in the world
  • Wine Spectator - 92 points
  • John Platter - 5 stars

  • The FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2004
  • Wine Magazine - 5 Stars
  • Decanter Magazine voted Best Single White Varietal in South Africa
  • Jancis Robinson rated FMC as "the Most Exciting Chenin in South Africa"
  • Tasting Notes
    The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal - an icon Chenin, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey.
    Ageing Potential
    Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.
    Blend Information
    100% Chenin Blanc
    Food Suggestions
    Enjoy with special friends as an exciting aperitif or with spiced dishes, even mild seafood/shellfish or curries. Great with exotic Eastern spiced foods.
    In The Vineyard
    Soil: Clovelly soil, bush vines
    Yield: 3 tons/ha
    Aspect: south-south-west
    About The Harvest
    Hand harvested Chenin Blanc - primarily from low yielding, old bush vines (planted in 1974). Harvested at full maturity.
    In The Cellar
    Natural wild yeast fermentation in new French oak 400 litre barrels. Due to repetitive harvesting some botrytis is always present. Maturation on the lees - total of 12 months in the barrel.
    Other Vintages
    The FMC 2012 Ken Forrester and Martin Meinert Chenin Blanc
    The FMC 2011 Ken Forrester and Martin Meinert Chenin Blanc
    The FMC 2010 Ken Forrester and Martin Meinert Chenin Blanc
    The FMC 2009 Ken Forrester and Martin Meinert Chenin Blanc
    The FMC 2008 Ken Forrester and Martin Meinert Chenin Blanc
    The FMC 2007 Ken Forrester and Martin Meinert Chenin Blanc

    Tel: +27.218552374   Fax: +27.218552373   Email: tasting@kenforresterwines.com   Website: 
    P.O. Box 1253 , Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa