About This Wine
Ken Forrester began a career in South Africa’s hotel industry in 1977.
He went on to specialize in the restaurant trade, buying a share in one of the busiest eateries of the day — Gatriles, in the center of Johannesburg. He’d later be elected chairman of the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa.
In 1993, he and wife Teresa fell in love with an historic vineyard in Stellenbosch. Originally certified in 1689 as Zandberg, this beautiful farm — complete with a Cape Dutch homestead, circa 1694 — had stood vacant and derelict until they bought it at auction in 1993. A massive renovation of both the vineyard and house commenced.
In ensuing years, Ken Forrester wines have garnered massive international acclaim. The picture-perfect vineyards at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains are testimony to the quest for perfectly ripened fruit, and show the commitment and attention to detail that’s required for benchmark wines like the 2010 “Petit” Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot.
About Red Blend
- Grape Composition:50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot
- Grape Source:Western Cape Growing Area of South Africa
- Aromas & Flavors:Mulberry, Plum and Assorted Baking Spices
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionhomemade casseroles, or meatloaf.
A blend of 65% Cabernet and 35% Merlot, the marvelous 2010 Petit Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot has a herbaceous, Cru Bourgeois-like nose but is fresh, well defined and full of energy. The palate is vibrant on the entry and embraces Old World freshness and vitality better than most Bordeaux! It has a delicious, crisp peppery fruit with a touch of cedar and graphite on the well-defined finish. The only thing “Petit” about this superb wine is the price. Drink now-2014.
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