Dirty Little Secret 2015
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.37
RS : 2.2 g/l
Total Acid : 6.2 g/l
Appellation : Piekenierskloof
Characteristics
Type : White
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
Dirty Little Secret One
Tim Atkin South Africa Report - 95 points
Jamie Goode [Wineanorak] - 94 points
Tasting Notes
We took a trip backwards in time to make a thoroughly modern wine. A wine that will age beautifully for at least the next ten years, a tribute hopefully to the age and concentration of the vines, as well as to low, very low interruptive winemaking, a natural wine in every sense and finally bottled totally naturally with no cold stabilization or fining and it is crystal clear, slightly golden in a good way, with a still lime green rim and how did I do that you ask? Well it's unfiltered, unfined just a Dirty Little Secret - naturally!
Ageing Potential
Crafted to age and gain complexity in the bottle.t the next ten years
Blend Information
100% Chenin Blanc
In The Vineyard
Region: Piekenierskloof

Made from grapes sourced from a very old dryland vineyard in the Piekenierskloof region planted in 1965. The main objective was to let this interesting fruit source speak for itself and show its typicity and specific character, ancient bush vines with a great view! The result? A tribute to the age and concentration of the vines, the low yield and the non-intrusive way of creating this wine.
In The Cellar
This wine has been handled as gently as possible. It is unfiltered, unfined and may form harmless crystals - truly a sign of quality! Only 7 x 400L barrels produced.
We've worked with wild yeasts and barrels etc. from the word go (yes, since 1994), low SO2 levels are the norm so naturally this "newfound" trend of natural winemaking caught my eye; especially the cloudy, unstable, technically dirty examples that vaunt their naturalness!

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Dirty Little Secret 2015 Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc

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