Allee Bleue Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2011

Allee Bleue Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2011

A deep ruby red colour. Intense flavours of fynbos, mint and berries welcome you on the nose. Follow buy aromas of cinnamon, lead pencil and dark chocolate. The palate is full flavoured with sweet cherries and a spicy undertone. All these are then beautifully wrapped in supple tannins which give this wine great balance and elegance.

An elegant and stylish wine that will pair beautifully with Fillet Mignon and a Béarnaise Sauce or roast leg of lamb with rosemary sprigs and baby potatoes.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot ]
winemaker : Van Zyl du Toit
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.8 % vol  rs : 2.8 g/l  pH : 3.53  ta : 6.1 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2013 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal

ageing : Will age gracefully over the next 4 - 7 years.

in the vineyard : Grape varieties: 61 % C. Sauvignon; 39 % Merlot

The grapes were sources from selected mountain vineyards in for their intense flavours.

in the cellar : After harvesting, sorting and cooling, the grapes were crushed and then put in the red wine fermenters and a cold soak done @ 7 C for 4 days. After inoculation with yeast the pump over’s started on the Cab while the Merlot we do manual punch downs to extract the colour and flavour. The finished wine underwent MLF in barrel and further maturation for 14 months before blending all the components prior to bottling. All the barrels used were French oak and 60% were new and the rest 2nd and 3rd fill.

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