Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin blanc 2021

Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin blanc 2021

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R155 per bottle

Tasting Note: 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.

100% Chenin Blanc.

Hand harvested, with careful selection. Yield: Approx 4 - 6 tons, Low trellis and old bush vines.

Barrel and tank fermented and left on the lees (9 months French oak, 20% new) matured on secondary lees for a rounded complexity.

Reserve Range

Here we are solely responsible for the cultivation of the vines and selection of the fruit, mostly from our family property in Stellenbosch, just 5 kms from the cool Atlantic and in the sheltered lee of the majestic Helderberg mountain. This range includes older vineyards, showing more depth of character and concentration. Ideal food wines, with structure and elegance.

Analysis

Alc 13.5 | TA 5.9 | RS 4.2 | pH 3.47

Awards

Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2020 Platter’s 2021 – 4½ stars (92 points)
Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2019 Wine Magazine – 90 points & Tim Atkin – 91 points & Bacchus – 91 points Greg Sherwood MW & Wine Safari – 93 points & Platter’s 2021 – 4½ stars (92 points)
Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018 Wine Magazine – 90 points & Tim Atkin – 91 points & Platter’s 2020 – 4½ stars (90 points)

 

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