Ken Forrester Wines is situated on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain in Stellenbosch and is commonly referred to as the ‘Home of Chenin Blanc’. Ken Forrester’s philosophy is to create a range of handcrafted, individually made wines that reflect their origin and suitably complement a wide variety of food styles and provide excellent value.
This brilliant wine is made from a 38 year old vineyard planted in Clovelly soils (deep yellow sand), SSW facing, and mostly bush vines, which are unirrigated.
The grapes are hand harvested, with careful selection. The juice is barrel and tank fermented and left on the lees ( nine months French oak, 20% new) matured on secondary lees for a rounded complexity.
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 full flavoured meals. Try it with spicy foods, full flavoured fish or chicken dishes and even shellfish.