Allee Bleue Black Series Old Vine Pinotage 2017

Allee Bleue Black Series Old Vine Pinotage 2017

All the berries are here, strawberry, raspberry, blackberries and plums. Wrapped in a layer of fine dark chocolate and offset with a touch of liquorice. The mouthfeel is soft and silky with just enough tannin.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Van Zyl du Toit
wine of origin : Piekenierskloof
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.49  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : This wine will evolve and mature into something really special over the next 4-7 years.

in the vineyard : Piekenierskloof un-grafted bush vine Pinotage planted in 1976. A really good start to make a fantastic example of the cultivar.

in the cellar : Grapes were harvested, hand sorted and then crushed. 4 days cold soak and then inoculated before regular punch downs. Pressed and straight to barrel. After maturing for 16 months, the three best barrels were selected for this maiden release. A winemaker’s selection of the three best barrels, 70 % new French Oak, matured for 16 month prior to being bottled unfiltered and unfined. With alcohol of 14.5 % and a TA of 6.2 g/l this will stand the test of time.

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