Ken Forrester The FMC & The Gypsy Twin Pack
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester and Martin Meinert
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.28
RS : 9.4 g/l
Total Acid : 6.6 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White


Accolades

The FMC 2013

  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 - Cheni Blanc Trophy

    The FMC 2012
  • Wine Cellar - Best White Wine in SA (Overall, Cape Town and Johannesburg)
  • Platter's 2015 - 4½ Stars
  • 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 & 100% Grenache
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.Deliciously matched with risotto, sensuously truffled pasta. Ideal for flavoursome grills, lamb and beef.
In The Vineyard
Soil: Clovelly soil, bush vines
Aspect: south-south-west
About The Harvest
Ken ForresterHand selected Chenin Blanc – primarily from low yielding, old bush vines (planted in 1974). Harvested at full maturity.
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
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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