The FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2010Wholewheat wines from the Cape: Jancis Robinson - 17½ pointsInternational Wine & Spirits Competition - GoldPlatter Wine Guide 2013 - 4½ Stars
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Silver
Top 100 SA Wines 2012 - Status
The FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 20092011 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London - Silver
Wine Spectator - 92 PointsRobert Parker Rating Aug. 2011 - 93 PointsThe Wine Advocate - 93 points
Platter 2012 - 4 ½ stars
The FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2008
Decanter - 5 starsWine Spectator - 92 Points
THE FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2007Chenin 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) 2006Wine Spectator - 93 pointsJohn 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 worldWine 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"
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.
Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.
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
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.