Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018

Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018

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.

Can be served with varied spicy dishes, full flavoured fish or chicken dishes. Ideal with crayfish, prawns.A true benchmark for relaxed enjoyment.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Ken Forrester
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.38  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014
Platter’s 2016 - 5 stars
Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013
Tim Atkin’s South Africa report - 91 points
Platter’s 2015 - 4 stars
Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2012
Tim Atkin’s South Africa report - 91 points
Wine Spectator - 89 points
Janice Robinson - 17 points
Platter’s 2014 - 4 stars

in the vineyard : Region: Stellenbosch, Helderberg. 38 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: Approx 4 - 6 tons, Low trellis and old bush vines.

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.
Style: Rich and Ripe (Oak influenced).