Ken Forrester Old Vines Reserve Chenin Blanc

Ken Forrester Old Vines Reserve Chenin Blanc

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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).

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