The FMC, Ken Forrester 2019
The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal an icon Chenin, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla, and honey. Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.
Enjoy as an exciting aperitif or with spiced dishes, even mild seafood/shellfish or curries. Great with exotic Eastern spiced foods.
Hand-selected Chenin Blanc primarily from low-yielding, old bush vines (planted in 1974). Harvested at full maturity.
Vinification: Natural wild yeast fermentation in new French oak 400 L barrels. Due to repetitive harvesting, some botrytis is always present. Maturation on the lees total of 12 months in the barrel.