The FMC 2009

The FMC 2009

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.

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 : 14.0 % vol  rs : 6.1 g/l  pH : 3.57  ta : 6.6 g/l  
type : White  style : Off Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

The FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2009

  • 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London - Silver
  • Wine Spectator - 92 Points
  • Robert Parker Rating Aug. 2011 - 93 Points
  • Platter 2012 - 4 ½ stars

  • The FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2008
  • Decanter - 5 stars
  • Wine Spectator - 92 Points

    THE FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 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 (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2006
  • Wine Spectator - 93 points
  • John Platter - 5 stars

  • THE FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2005
  • Wine Specatator 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 (Forrester Meinert Chenin) 2004
  • Wine Magazine - 5 Stars
  • Decanter Magazine voted Best Single White Varietal in South Africa
  • Jancis Robinson rated FMC as "the Most Exciting Chenin in South Africa"
  • 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.

    in the cellar :  Natural wild yeast fermentation in new French oak 400 litre barrels. Due to repetitive harvesting some botrytis is always present. Maturation on the lees - total of 12 months in the barrel.

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