Allée Bleue Pinotage 2011

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Taste

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.

In The Vineyard

The grapes were sourced from selected mountain vineyards in the Piekenierskloof for their intense flavours and character.

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 at at 7 ºC for 4 days. After inoculation with yeast the punch downs started intensely for only 4 days before pressing at 8 º B. This ensures a supple and smooth Pinotage. The finished wine underwent MLF in the barrel and further maturation for 14 Months before blending and bottling. Of the barrels used, 60% were new and the rest 2nd and 3rd fill. We also use 10% America Oak in this wine.

Awards:

International Wine and Spirits Competition 2014 – Bronze
Gold, MA 2014, Silver, DA 2014

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