Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2010

Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2010

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 many 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, Helderberg
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 4.4 g/l  pH : 3.36  ta : 6.7 g/l  
type : White  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS

2010 Reserve Chenin Blanc

  • International Wine Challenge 2012 - Commended
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze Medal
  • Top 100 SA Wine status for 2011
  • Wine Spectator - 88 points
  • Platter 2012 - 4 stars
  • 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London - Silver
  • Robert Parker Rating Aug. 2011 - 92 points

  • 2009 Reserve Chenin Blanc

  • Wine Spectator - 500 Top Performers
  • Wine Spectator - 88 points
  • IWC - silver medal
  • Decanter World Wine Awards - silver
  • The most copied Chenin Blanc
  • Platter 4 stars (2011 ed)
  • in the vineyard : Grape Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
    Region: Stellenbosch, Helderberg
    35 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: Low trellis and old bush vines. Approx 4 - 6 tons

    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.