Ken Forrester

The Gypsy

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R 514

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2009


Cultivar:

51% Grenache, 49% Syrah

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

5 Stars - Platter's 5 Stars - Platter's 92 Points - Wine Spectator

Specifications:

14.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 3.7
Type: Red Blend, Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 8 yrs+
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

The character is somewhat \'wild\' a little brambly with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, dark spices, with vanilla scents and a distinct, concentrated red-fruit focus. Great for laying down and keeping for at least ten years but already rewarding if allowed to breathe in a decanter.

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Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa\'s most famous wine region Stellenbosch, our vineyards are commonly referred to as the Home of Chenin Blanc and other premium award-winning wines. Over the years our range of top quality wines has received massive national and international acclaim with literally hundreds of awards and accolades over the last 21 years and are broadly available in reputable restaurants and exported around the globe. Ken Forrester’s philosophy has always been to create a range of handcrafted, individually made wines that suitably complement a wide variety of food styles and provide excellent value.

Grenache from decomposed granite at 450m Shiraz from ancient gravels onto clay.

After almost 2 years languishing in a cool cellar the Gypsy is stable with the oak and intense fruit totally harmonised. A very concentrated, focussed blend, with layers of deep fruit.

A hand-picked selection of the first ripest fruit, taken to the cellar and cool soaked prior to fermentation, then taken to old French oak barrels for 12 months. At this point a further selection takes place before blending and the final blend goes back to old barrels to marry and harmonise over the following 12 months.

Food pairing

Deliciously matched with risotto, sensuously truffled pasta. Ideal for flavoursome grills, lamb\r\nand beef.

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