Allee Bleue Cape Ruby 2008

Allee Bleue Cape Ruby 2008

A rich liquored wine with decadent spicy stewed fruit and Christmas cake flavours. Both nutty and caramel notes can be picked up on the nose and these flavours follow through on a well rounded palate.

Enjoy as a nightcap after supper in front of a crackling fire.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Gerda Willers
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 17.66 % vol  rs : 69.8 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley.

about the harvest: The Pinotage grapes were left on the vines until they reached 27° balling and then harvested by hand.

in the cellar : Yeast was then added and the wine was allowed to ferment until a sugar level of 90 grams per liter was reached. A Brandy alcohol was used for fortification and after being pressed the wine went into old barrels.
Wood maturation: 12 months in 3rd & 4th fill French oak barrels.

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