The Gypsy 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Ken Forrester
Main Variety : Grenache
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.39
RS : 3.1 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Appellation : Western Cape
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
The Gypsy 2014
Tim Atkin MW - 91 points
Platter’s 2019 - 4½ stars
The Gypsy 2013
Platter’s 2018 - 4½ stars
SA Wine Index - Grand Gold, 93+ points
The Gypsy 2012
Platter’s 2017 - 4½ stars
National Wine Challenge / Top 100 SA Wines 2017 - Double Gold
Gilbert & Gaillard Int. Competition - 93 points
Laurium Capital Signature Red Blend Report - 91 points
James Suckling - 91 points
Tim Atkin MW - 90 points
2019 Top 100 SA Wines Double Platinum
Tasting Notes
A very concentrated, focused blend with layers of deep fruit. The character is expectedly 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
63% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 12% Mourvèdre
Food Suggestions
Deliciously matched with risotto, sensuously truffled pasta. Ideal for flavour some grills, lamb and beef.
In The Vineyard
Region: Western Cape
Soil: Grenache from decomposed granite at 450m. Shiraz from ancient gravels onto clay.
About The Harvest
A hand-picked selection of the first ripest fruit.
Yield: 2-3 tons/ha Grenache - planted 1959, 6 tons/ha from Syrah - planted 1999
In The Cellar
Taken to the cellar and cool soaked prior to fermentation, then taken to old French oak barrels for 12 months. At this point a further selection takes place before blending and the final blend goes back to old 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.
Additional Information
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Other Vintages
The Gypsy 2015 Ken Forrester Grenache
The Gypsy 2014 Ken Forrester Grenache
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
The Gypsy 2004 Ken Forrester Shiraz
Ken Forrester The FMC & The Gypsy Twin Pack Ken Forrester and Martin Meinert Chenin Blanc

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