In a nutshell: A premium, generous and intense South African Chenin Blanc from the Stellenbosch area.
The lowdown: Ken Forrester is widely considered one of the country's leading experts on Chenin Blanc and 'The FMC' is his top cuvée. The initials stand for 'Forrester, Meinert, Chenin the 'M' referring to Ken's long time friend and collaborator Martin Meinert with whom this wine was created. Fermented and aged for 12 months in oak barrels this is a wonderfully rich and layered wine with ripe stone and tropical fruit flavours, dried apricot, vanilla, honey and spice. The several levels of complexity are well balanced and nicely restrained in style and make a wine well worthy of it's exalted reputation.
When to drink: Altogether subtle and understated in style it's a great aperitif and good with fish and shellfish and really comes into its own with exotic asian dishes.
Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa's most famous wine region Stellenbosch, their vineyards are commonly referred to as the Home of Chenin Blanc and other premium award-winning wines.
Over the years their range of top quality wines have received massive national and international acclaim with literally hundreds of awards and accolades. Their wines are broadly available in reputable restaurants and exported around the globe. Ken Forrester's philosophy has always been to create a range of handcrafted, individually made wines that suitably complement a wide variety of food styles and provide excellent value.