The FMC 2012
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester and Martin Meinert
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 13.5 %vol
pH : 3.21
RS : 10 g/l
Total Acid : 7 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White


Accolades
The FMC 2012
  • 2017 Vivino Wine Style Awards - No. 1 
  • 2015 - Sommeliers Wine Awards - Silver
  • 2015 - Top 100 SA Wines - Winner
  • 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competion - Silver Outstanding 
  • 2014 Sommelier Wine Awards - Gold
  • Tim Atkins MW - 93 points 

  • The FMC 2011
  • Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selection Wines for 2014 
  • Tim Atkin MW – 94 points
  • Stephen Tanzer International Wine cellar - 92 points
  • Int. Wine Challenge – Silver
  • Platter 2014 – 4½ stars

  • The FMC 2010
  • Stephen Tanzer International Wine cellar - 91 points
  • Top 100 SA wine status for 2012
  • Decanter 2012 – Silver
  • IWSC – Gold
  • Platter 2013 – 4½ stars
  • Robert Parker – 92 points
  • Wine Spectator - 92 points
  • The Wine Advocate – 92 points
  • Jancis Robinson – Wholewheat wine from the Cape – 17½ points

  • The FMC 2009
  • Wine Spectator 92 Points
  • The Wine Advocate – 93 points
  • Robert Parker – 93 points
  • IWSC 2011 – Silver
  • Platter 2012 – 4½ stars
  • Decanter Magazine voted Best Single White Varietal in South Africa
  • Jancis Robinson rated FMC as "the Most Exciting Chenin in South Africa"

  • The FMC 2008
  • Decanter - 5 stars
  • Wine Spectator 92 Points
  • Gold – Fine Wine Awards 2010

  • The FMC 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 2006
  • Wine Spectator - 93 Points
  • John Platter - 5 stars

  • The FMC 2005
  • Wine Spectator 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 2004
  • Wine Magazine - 5 stars

  • FMC Premiere Selection Moelleux 2010

  • Platter 2013 - 4 stars
  • 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.
    Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.
    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
    Aspect: south-south-west
    About The Harvest
    Hand selected Chenin Blanc – primarily from low yielding, old bush vines (planted in 1974). Harvested at full maturity. Natural wild yeast fermentation in new French oak 400L barrels. Due to repetitive harvesting some botrytis is always present.

    Yield: 3 tons/ha
    In The Cellar
    Natural wild yeast fermentation in new French oak 400L barrels. Due to repetitive harvesting some botrytis is always present. Maturation on the lees – total of 12 months in the barrel.
    Additional Information
    Click HERE to download a shelf talker for this wine

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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