Ken Forrester Old Vines Reserve Chenin Blanc
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.
100% Chenin Blanc
Food suggestions: Can be served with varied spicy dishes, full flavoured fish or chicken dishes. Ideal with crayfish, prawns. A true benchmark for relaxed enjoyment.
In the vineyard: Region: Stellenbosch, Helderberg, Vines: Age: 37 years old; low trellis and old bush vines. Soil: Clovelly - (deep yellow sand). Mature unirrigated vineyards with controlled yields. Aspect: South-south-west
About the harvest: Hand-harvested, with careful selection.
Yield : 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.
Style: Rich and Ripe (Oak influenced).