The FMC 2008

The FMC 2008

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.

"With masses of over the top fruit and a veritable tidal wave of waxy honey and lemon curd this is a flamboyant wine for flamboyant wine lovers everywhere." - Matthew Jukes' Top 50 from Cape Wine 2008

Enjoy with special friends as an exciting aperitif or with spiced dishes, even mild seafood/shellfish or curries. Great with exotic Eastern spiced foods.

variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winemaker : Ken Forrester and Martin Meinert
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 12.8 g/l  pH : 3.51  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

THE FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2007

  • 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze medal

    THE FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2005
  • Decanter Magazine voted Best Single White Varietal in South Africa
  • Wine Specatator rated FMC as one of the top 250 wines in the world.
  • Wine Magazine 5 stars
  • John Platter 5 stars
  • Jancis Robinson voted our Chenin as the Most Exciting Chenin in South Africa

    THE FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2006
  • Wine Spectator 93 points
  • John Platter 5 stars
  • International Wine Challenge Gold
  • Wine Magazine 4 stars.
  • ageing : Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.

    in the vineyard : Soil: Clovelly soil, bush vines
    Yield: 3 tons/ha
    Locality: south-south-west

    about the harvest: Hand harvested Chenin Blanc -primarily from low yielding, old bush vines (planted in 1974). Harvested at full maturity.

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