Sparklehorse, Ken Forrester Wines

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Sparklehorse, Ken Forrester Wines

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Ken Forrester has a superb reputation for Chenin Blanc, and this first sparkling wine in the classic tradition is no exception. It has a creamy and delicate mousse while maintaining bright, fresh apple, pear and quince aromas.

“I was always captivated by the intricacies of sparkling wine. One specific vineyard on the property offered the right conditions for full flavoured, early harvest and so with this fruit I decided to embark on a special project.

"Since deriving from the workhorse variety I wanted to have some fun and cheer the whole package up and the name "sparklehorse" had instant appeal, that with the idea of a colourful fairground pony, a sparkling carousel horse - every child’s first pony! And so the concept was presented- a dreamy, colourful, sparkling horse, straight off a carousel. The label captures the spirit and fun of the fair, the horse is truly the embodiment of fun and all that sparkling wine represents!

"Intense green apples dominate the nose and first sip is like biting into a crisp, bright, green cooking apple. Fresh mousse and soft finish make it a delicious wine. Served as an aperitif or with food or simply with friends. Ideal with seafood, salmon, sushi, salads and sunsets.”

             — Ken Forrester

Product Information

  • Champagne and Sparkling

  • Ken Forrester

  • South Africa

  • Chenin Blanc

  • Chenin Blanc 100%

  • 2016

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 12.50

  • Vegan

  • 3.8

  • 7.5


A carefully selected cool vineyard site allows the grapes to mature while maintaining the all important refreshing acidity.

Region: Stellenbosch, Helderberg
Age of Vines: 36 years old
Soil: Clovelly – (deep yellow sand) Mature unirrigated vineyards with controlled yields.
Locality: South-south-west

Made by the Cap Classique or traditional method, this wine aged for 14 months on less to develop a creaminess and delicate mousse while still maintaining bright, fresh apple, pear and quince aromas.

Food Recommendation

An ideal bubbly to celebrate with and equally at home with light creamy chicken and fish dishes.


  • 90/100 - Ken Forrester's Sparklehorse is a very fine sparkling wine with a highly attractive freshness on the finish. With 12% alcohol, tasted blind it would be easy to confuse this with a fine, low-dosage sparkling wine from the Loire. Handpicked from 44-year-old vines, the 2016 spends 24 months sur latte. It has brioche notes, an attractively lean texture and a lovely finish. Excellent value. Drinking Window 2019 - 2025

    •, July 2019
    • Jim Budd

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