Ken Forrester - Renegade 2014

£14.95Price
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From the globally respected Ken Forrester Wines comes Renegade, one of the very first Rhône style blends in South Africa. Crafted from a mix of 57% Shiraz, 37% Grenache and 6% Mourvèdre, this elegant wine boasts Old World Style with New World fruit. The aromas are lighter than expected, with raspberry and crushed strawberry both evident. On the palate, the earthiness of the Grenache’s balances the spice of the Shiraz, before hints of nutmeg and black olive can be detected on a finish balanced by soft tannins.

  • 3 Point Summary

    Red fruit aromas, complex palate with soft tannins.

  • Did you know..?

    Ken Forrester’s Reserve range is crafted with from grapes grown in the Estates older vineyards in Stellenbosch, just 5 kms from the cool Atlantic and in the sheltered of the Helderberg mountain.

  • Awards

    4.5 STARS - Platter's Guide 2019

  • ABV

    14%

  • Food pairing

    Roasted Duckling with Seasonal Vegetables

     

    Braised Lamb Shank with Garlic Mash and Seasonal Vegetables

  • Size

    75 cl

  • Closure

    Screwtop

  • Vintage

    2014

  • Serve at Temp

    18 *C / 64 *F

  • Grape

    GSM blended wines consist of Grenache – Syrah – Mourvedre. Hailing from the southern Rhone Valley in France, GSM wines have been eagerly embraced by New World producers. Rich and full bodied, Grenache contributes spice and red fruit whilst Syrah gives structure and dark fruits. Underpinning this is the tannins, colour and long finish offered by the Mourvedre.

  • 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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