The Gypsy 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Grenache
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.62
RS : 2.0 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Appellation : Western Cape
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry


Accolades
The Gypsy 2012
  • 2017 SAWi Wards - Platinum
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition - Gold (93pints)
  • National Wine Challenge/Top 100 SA Wines 2016 - Double Platinum
  • Winemag.co.za Laurium Capital Signature Red Blend Report - 91 points 

The Gypsy 2010
  •  International Wine and Spirit Competion 2014 - Silver
  • Top 100 SA Wine Award 2013
  • Tim Atkin MW - 92 points
  • Platter 2014 – 4½ stars

The Gypsy 2009
  • Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar – 91(±) points
  • Int Wine Review – 91 points
  • Platter 2013 – 5 stars
  • IWSC 2012 - Silver
  • Wine Spectator - 92 points
  • Wine Enthusiast – 92 points

The Gypsy 2008
  • Platter 2012 – 4½ Stars
  • Wine Advocate Review - 90 points
  • Wine Spectator - 91 points
  • Wine Enthusiast – 90 points

The Gypsy 2007
  • Robert Parker – 93 points
  • Florida International Wine Challenge (FIWC) – Silver
  • IWSC 2011 - Gold

The Gypsy 2006
  • Wine Spectator 93 Points

The Gypsy 2005
  • Best in class (IWSC)

The Gypsy 2004
  • Wine Spectator - 90 points
Tasting 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
65% Grenache, 35% Syrah
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 Grenache - planted 1959 6 tons/ha from Syrah - planted 1999
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.
Additional Information
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Other Vintages
The Gypsy 2013 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2012 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2011 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2010 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2009 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2008 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2007 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2006 Ken Forrester Shiraz
The Gypsy 2006 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2005 Ken Forrester Shiraz
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