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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Ken Forrester's "Petit" range offers friendly value wines, perfect for everyday drinking. Crafted in a soft, juicy, fruit-driven style, this easy-going red displays classic Pinotage aromas and flavors of spicy raspberries, plums and cherries, supported by smoky bacon nuances. Brambly with a slightly rustic edge, it's a delicious and accessible intro to South Africa's unique Pinotage grape, a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault.
"Medium red-ruby. Candied aromas of cherry, flowers and spices. A lush, sweet fruit bomb with good length and immediate appeal, and none of the banana and burnt rubber qualities that put many tasters off pinotage, especially in this price range."
International Wine Cellar
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.
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...Read More About South Africa
South Africa Creation
Pinotage is all South
Africa. A crossing between Pinot
Noir and Cinsaut in the early 1900's created this national variety and the
South Africans have worked for decades to tame the grape. Luckily, winemakers discovered
how to turn this variety into high-quality wine and their results are delicious.
...Read More About Pinotage
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