Ken Forrester Petit Chenin 2009

Chenin Blanc from South Africa

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Item No. 109006
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Ken Forrester's "Petit" range offers friendly value wines, perfect for everyday drinking. The grapes for Petit Chenin are harvested early in order to maintain a bright, fresh, fruity character. This youthful wine displays clean, mouthwatering flavors of crisp green apple, quince and pear, with notes of honeysuckle and ripe melon.

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Rating:
(10/27/2011)
Style: Light & Crisp
Not very good. It has the aroma of a Chenin grape but not much of the taste. The alcohol overpowers the wine and it does not readily pair well with food. Compared to others in the cheaper quality that I have tried, it was not that bad. Must be cold. Would not buy again.
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Rating:
(1/23/2012)
Style: Light & Crisp
I would never guess from the nose that this is a chenin blanc. It's vegetal and grassy and flavors of sour grapefruit are off-putting. It has none of the characteristics one would normally associate with chenin blanc (flavors of green apple, hint of sweetness on the palate) I wonder if the bottle is bad?
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Learn About Ken Forrester Map ItMap It

In 1993, hospitality industry veteran Ken Forrester and his wife Teresa purchased the historic Scholtzenhof estate, nestled at the base of the Helderberg in Stellenbosch. Originally established in 1689 as Zandberg, the property is one of the oldest wine farms in the Cape. Ken enlisted the help of his winemaker friend Martin Meinert in replanting and revitalizing the vineyards, with an aim to craft a white wine that could rival any in the world! And so it was that Ken Forrester Vineyards was established, with a focus on Chenin Blanc production.

Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc (SHEN-uhn Blahnk) Model of Versatility The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...

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