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Ken Forrester The Gypsy 2010


Product 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.

blend information 64% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 6% Mourvedre

food suggestions Deliciously matched with risotto, sensuously truffled pasta. Ideal for flavoursome grills, lamb and beef.

in the vineyard Region: Western Cape

Soils: Grenache from decomposed granite at 450m; Shiraz from ancient gravels onto clay

about the harvest A hand-picked selection of the first ripest fruit.

Yields: 2 - 3 tons/ha from 50 year old Grenache; 6 tons/ha from 16 year old Shiraz

in the cellar Cool soaked prior to fermentation, then taken to new French oak barrels for 12 months. At this point a further selection takes place before blending and the final blend goes back to new barrels to marry and harmonise over the following 12 months. 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.

analysis alc: 14.5 | pH: 3.72 | RS: 3.3 | TA: 5.7

Top 100 SA Wine Award 2013
Tim Atkin MW - 92 points
Platter 2014 – 4½ stars

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