The FMC 2011

The FMC 2011

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 : 15.2 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 7.1 g/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

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
  • ageing : Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.

    in the vineyard : Soil: Clovelly soil, bush vines
    Aspect: south-south-west

    about the harvest: Hand harvested 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.

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