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Allee Bleue Starlette Pinotage 2017

Abundant strawberry and ripe cherry flavours on the nose. A slight hint of chocolate, liquorice and coffee gives added complexity. The palate is smooth and soft with beautiful berry fruit that lingers.

The wine is a perfect companion for a juicy lamb roast with baby vegetables or fresh pasta at your favourite Italian place. Or simply enjoy it on its own.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : Van Zyl du Toit
wine of origin : Franschhoek
analysis : alc : 13.8 % vol  rs : 3.9 g/l  pH : 3.42  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Elegant tannin structure rounds of the this accessible wine which will age well over the next 2 - 3 years.

Style of wine: Dry red wine

in the vineyard : The grapes were sourced from our own vineyards and from a selected sites in Franschhoek Valley.

in the cellar : After harvesting, cooling and sorting, the grapes were crushed to the red fermenters and a cold soak done @ 7 ° C for 3 days. After inoculation with yeast the punch downs started intensely for 4 days before pressing at 8ºB. This ensures a supple and smooth Pinotage. The finished wine underwent malolactic fermentation (MLF) in barrel and tank and further maturation for 12 months on staves before blending and bottling.

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