Medium Red | South Africa

Ken Forrester "Renegade" Reserve 2019


Red, Medium Bodied, Nutmeg & Black Olive Aromas, Balanced & Soft palate 

Varietals: Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre
Origin: West Cape
ABV: 13.5%

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Eyes: Deep Purple
Nose: Hint of Grenache’s earthy rusticity and Shiraz’s noble spice with
hints of nutmeg and salty black olive on the finish.
Mouth: Balanced with soft integrated tannins.

Fermented in open tanks with gentle extraction by pumping over and then pressed and racked into second and third fill French oak barrels for 18 months. This adds complexity and structure to the soft natural tannins.

Pair with lamb, grilled meat, gruyère

Ready to Drink.
Optimal Drinking: Now
Cellaring Potential: 15+ years

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About Ken Forrester

In Stellenbosch, South Africa, under the gaze of the Helderberg Mountain, former-restauranteur Ken Forrester grows some of the most spectacular Chenin Blanc in the world. "Mr Chenin", as Ken has become known, has a keen focus on cool climate varietals like Syrah, Grenache and of course Chenin Blanc, making some of South Africa’s most stunning and award-winning red and white wines - like the FMC and Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc which are served at top tables around the world.

About Medium Red

Medium red wines can be called “food wines.” They offer up tons of flavor with a balance of zesty acidity which makes them match with a wide variety of foods (from zesty salads to rich and cheesy lasagna). These are the perfect mid-week wines for red wine lovers.

There are many varieties that span the mid-weight red wine category so, to name a few familiar ones, check out Grenache, Sangiovese, Merlot, Zinfandel, Montepulciano, Cabernet Franc and Barbera.