Allee Bleue Pinotage 2015

Allee Bleue Pinotage 2015

Intense brick red color. Upfront fruit reminding of ripe cherries and strawberries. Followed by sweet vanilla pods and some liquorice which are all true to the cultivar. The palate is rich, soft and very elegant. A full flavored Pinotage which reflects the terroir and the cultivar.

The wine is ideal for springbok, lion, Beef Wellington with a berry jus and glazed vegetables.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Van Zyl du Toit
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 14.3 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2017 SAWi Wards - Grand Gold
2017 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Gold Medal

Style of wine: Wood Matured Dry Red Wine

in the vineyard : The grapes were sourced from a selected vineyard on our estate and also a 51 years old vineyard in Piekenierskloof. We have been farming these special blocks differently for the past 6 years, and this wine is a culmination of those efforts.

in the cellar : After harvesting, sorting and cooling, the grapes were crushed and a cold soak done for 4 days at 7° C. After inoculation with a selected yeast strain, the punch downs started intensely for only 4 days before pressing at 8º B. This ensures a supple and smooth Pinotage. The finished wine underwent malolactic fermentation in the barrel and further maturation for 14 months before blending and bottling. Of the barrels used, 50% were new and the rest 2nd and 3rd fill. We also use 5% American Oak in this wine.

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