Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.41
RS : 3.9 g/l
Total Acid : 6.3 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch, Helderberg
Characteristics
Type : White
Body : Full


Accolades
2010 Reserve Chenin Blanc
  • 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London - Silver
  • Robert Parker Rating Aug. 2011 - 92 points

  • 2009 Reserve Chenin Blanc

  • Wine Spectator - 500 Top Performers
  • Wine Spectator - 88 points
  • IWC - silver medal
  • Decanter World Wine Awards - silver
  • The most copied Chenin Blanc
  • Platter 4 stars (2011 ed)
  • Tasting Notes
    Golden hued and full bodied, with melon and spicy baked apple aromas. Layered, with mineral notes enhanced by honeycomb and caramel flavours from lees contact. This wine is a great example of the harmonious balance which can be achieved between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavours, as they combine to form complex, soft flavours with sufficient body to enhance even spicy and full flavoured meals.
    Blend Information
    100% Chenin Blanc
    Food Suggestions
    Can be served with many varied spicy dishes, full flavoured fish or chicken dishes. Ideal with crayfish, prawns. A true benchmark for relaxed enjoyment.
    In The Vineyard
    Grape Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
    Region: Stellenbosch, Helderberg
    35 years old
    Soil: Clovelly – (deep yellow sand).
    Mature unirrigated vineyards with controlled yields.
    Locality: South-south-west
    About The Harvest
    Hand harvested, with careful selection.
    Yield: Low trellis and old bush vines. Approx 4 - 6 tons
    In The Cellar
    Barrel and tank fermented and left on the lees (9 months French oak, 20% new) matured on secondary lees for a rounded complexity.

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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