Allée Bleue Pinotage 2020 - 6 x 750ml

Allée Bleue Pinotage 2020 - 6 x 750ml

Allee Bleue
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Intense brick red colour. Upfront fruit bringing to mind ripe cherries and plums followed by sweet vanilla pods , liquorice and some cedar wood, all reflecting the cultivar. The palate is rich, soft and very elegant. A full flavoured Pinotage that depicts the terroir and cultivar.

The grapes were sourced from a selected vineyard on our estate and also an old vineyard in Piekenierskloof (planted 1976). We have been farming these special blocks differently for the past 8 years, and this wine is a culmination of those efforts. 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 8 ºB. This ensures a supple and smooth Pinotage. The finished wine underwent malolactic fermentation in the barrel and further maturation for 16 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.

Blend percentage:

98% Pinotage; 2% Viognier

Food pairing:

The wine is ideal for Springbok loin Beef Wellington with a berry jus and glazed vegetables.