Ken Forrester - Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2017

£13.50Price

From the increasingly respected Ken Forrester winery comes this delightful full-bodied and well-rounded Chenin Blanc. With an enticing golden hue, this wine boasts wonderful aromas of melon, baked apple and spice. On the palate it has a complex structure, being bold yet supple, with flavours of dried apricot and pineapple with a hint of vanilla, all complemented by a note of honey and a long finish. A superb wine that’s a great match for spicy meals.

  • 3 Point Summary

    Full bodied and well rounded, with flavours of dried apricots and pineapple before a long finish

  • Did you know..?

    Previous vintages of this wine have won awards at all of the world’s premier wine competitions.

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  • ABV

    14%

  • Food pairing

    Chicken Madras with Pilau Rice

     

    Gruyere Cheese

  • Size

    75 cl

  • Closure

    Screwtop

  • Vintage

    2017

  • Serve at Temp

    7 *C / 45 *F

  • Grape

    CHENIN BLANC - Originating in France more than 1200 years ago, Chenin Blanc has been embraced by the New World. Its versatility means it can be crafted to any level of sweetness; ranging from bone-dry, crisp and sparkling, through to sweet dessert wines. Cooler climates produce wines offering vivid flavours of lemon and pear with good acidity, whilst warmer regions showcase flourishes of pineapple and honey.

  • Vineyard

    KEN FORRESTER is located in the Stellenbosch, South Africa and is one of the country's leading producers of Chenin Blanc, alongside red and white wines from other top South African varieties like Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon. Originally known as Zandberg, the first vineyards on the site were planted there in 1694 by Frederick Boot on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain. Here, the warm sunshine is tempered by the maritime influence from the Atlantic promoting a long growing season. Several varieties are grown on the property including Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Shiraz.

  • Region

    STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA - Stellenbosch is located just 25 miles east of Cape Town and is the most famous wine-producing region in South Africa, home to the country’s best-known wine estates. The Vineyards cover gently rolling hills of granite and sandstone soils, and climatic conditions are suitable for the cultivation of all sorts of grape varieties. However, Cabernet Sauvignon is the region's most successful variety, and is often combined with Merlot to create Bordeaux Blend wines of great quality.

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