Allee Bleue Brut Rose 2011

Allee Bleue Brut Rose 2011

A fresh and lively MCC filled with flavours of strawberries, rose petals and candyfloss. The palate is clean and refreshing with great balance and zesty minerality.A great sparkling wine for those special friends and moments in life. Memories in a bottle. Apply within.

Will pair well with bruschettas topped with fresh salmon and an herb cream cheese. Sushi platters with Tempura prawns, Norwegian Salmon Roses and Tuna Nigiri.

variety : Pinotage [ 57% Pinotage, 35% Chenin Blanc, 8% Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : Van Zyl Du Toit
wine of origin : Franschhoek / Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 12.8 % vol  rs : 7.5 g/l  pH : 3.3  ta : 6.8 g/l  
type : Sparkling  style : Off Dry  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2013 Michelangelo International Wine Awards of South African – Gold

ageing : Drink now or in the next 2 - 3 years.

in the cellar : Style of wine: Bottle fermented sparkling wine (MCC)

Vinification
Made in the traditional way, this wine was blended only using the cuvee (first pressing). A blend of Pinotage, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir was used to emphasize the fruit on this Brut Rose. After bottling, the wine spent 10 months on the lees to develop the delicate brioche flavours that these wines are known for. Disgorgement took place in August 2012 and the wine will develop further richness on the cork.

Maturation: Tank fermented and then bottle fermented and aged for 10 months.

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