Ken Forrester Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2016

This wine shows lovely complexity with mix of tangy grassy notes, fig leaf, and peach and nectarine nuances. Brisk acidity with minerality on the palate which is typical of the long hang time in our cool region.

Very good while preparing a meal or out on the patio. Ideal with fish, chicken and pasta and friends.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winemaker : Ken Forrester
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.44  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
Ken Forrester Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015
  • FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 2016
  • Platter's 2017 - 4 stars
Ken Forrester Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Platter 2014 – 3½ stars
Ken Forrester Sauvignon Blanc 2012 
  • Platter 2013 – 3½ stars
Ken Forrester Sauvignon Blanc 2011 
  • Platter 2012 – 3½ stars
  • Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar - 87 points
Ken Forrester Sauvignon Blanc 2010 
  • Wine Spectator – 87 points
  • Robert Parker – 87 points
Ken Forrester Sauvignon Blanc 2009 
  • Wine Magazine - Best Value
in the vineyard : Region: Stellenbosch, Elim and Darling
Soil: Combination of decomposed granite, “Koffieklip”, Yellow Ferricrete, Red Ferricrete and White quartz
Vineyard Aspect North-East/South-West/North-South

about the harvest: Yield : Between 4 and 9 t/ha

in the cellar : We always look for a hint of tropical ripeness, as well as a crisp clean backbone to carry the wine. To achieve this, grapes are hand-picked from 3 vineyards, approximately 300 miles apart. This gives three unique flavour profiles; all made separately and then blended straight after being drained off the lees.

After crushing, pumped through mash-cooler straight to press for draining. Free-run juice settled and fermented separately from pressings. Extended lees contact after fermentation for about 8 weeks to increase “creamy” character.

Juice/wine handled reductively throughout process.

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