Ken Forrester Sparklehorse MCC 2019

Ken Forrester Sparklehorse MCC 2019

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Tasting Note: Made by the Cap Classique or traditional method, this wine aged for 8 months on lees and 28 months sur lattes to develop a creaminess and delicate mousse while still maintaining bright, fresh apple, pear and quince aromas.

Ken Forrester Wines has a superb reputation for Chenin Blanc, and this sparkling wine in the classic tradition is no exception.

A carefully selected cool vineyard site allows the grapes to mature while maintaining the all important refreshing acidity.

An ideal bubbly to celebrate with and equally at home with light creamy chicken and fish dishes.

100% Chenin Blanc.

Mature, irrigated vineyards with controlled yields. Planted in 1975. Old cordons removed in 2006 due to Eutypa. Retrelissed on Double Perold trellis system. Block farmed for specific wine purpose. Due to the age vines and old plant material, there are leafroll virus present in the block. Leafroll virus has an effect on the ripening phase of a vineyard, therefor by harvesting the fruit early, specifically for Cap Classique we reduce the pressure on the vineyard.

Yield: Approximately 6 - 8 tons. Hand-picked selectively between 18 - 19B Fruit picked in bins and go through a sorting process to optimize quality prior to crushing. A carefully selected cool vineyard site allows the grapes to mature while maintaining the all important refreshing acidity.

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Special and limited parcels of wines that are available.

Analysis

Alc 12.0 | TA 6.8 | RS 3.8 | pH 3.21

Awards

Sparklehorse Chenin Blanc CC 2018 Tim Atkin – 90 points & Platter’s 2022 4 stars Sparklehorse Chenin Blanc MCC 2017 Tim Atkin – 90 points
Sparklehorse Chenin Blanc MCC 2016 Tim Atkin – 90 points

 

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