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Dirty Little Secret Three, Ken Forrester Wines

£83.50 per bottle

About this wine

The Ken Forrester Dirty Little Secret Three is the third release from 6 vintages and most impressive to date with a luscious and complex blend of 4 vintages from 2017-2020.  The Dirty Little Secret Three is austere but rich, elegant and driven by a totally mineral core that holds all of the fruit and lasts forever on the palate.  A tight, bright, mineral wine with texture and mouthfeel and a hint of phenolic structure, a soft acidity and a pear drop intensity.

The Ken Forrester Dirty Little Secret project has evolved and become more complex since they selected this incredible vineyard site in 2015.  Made from grapes sourced from a very old dryland vineyard in the Piekenierskloof region, these vines are bush or goblet trained, planted with no irrigation in totally sandy soils of decomposed granite at approximately 650m above sea level facing the west coast and Elands Bay. Even more importantly this vineyard was planted in 1959.

Such potential and such promise, the challenge was could I do it justice? And what was the best way to illustrate the produce of this exceptional, totally rare and unique
vineyard? I decided that the most complete picture of this amazing vineyard was in fact the complex blend of multiple vintages – stored in very old French Oak 400L barrels as blends across the years and then added to and abetted with fresh juice for each release.

Finally bottled totally “naturally” with no cold stabilization or fining. Remarkably the wine is crystal clear, slightly golden in a good way, with a lime green rim.

How did I do that you ask?… Well it’s unfiltered, unrefined and just a Dirty Little Secret – naturally!

Only 7 x 400L barrels produced.

Ageing potential: Crafted to age and gain complexity in the bottle.  A wine that will age beautifully for at least the next ten years.  A tribute hopefully to the age & concentration of the vines, as well as to low, very low interruptive winemaking… a natural wine in every sense!

Alcohol: 13% ABV

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Producer Ken Forrester Wines
Category South Africa
Region Piekenierskloof
Colour White
Grape Chenin Blanc
Bottle Size 75cl
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes

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