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Allee Bleue L'Amour Toujours 2013

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Van Zyl du Toit
Main Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stellenbosch
Alcohol
14.8 %vol
pH
3.52
RS
2.6 g/l
TA
6.2 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry

Tasting Notes

Our Flagship Red Wine. Delicate flavours of fynbos, cedar and cigar box, all beautifully wrapped in blackberry fruit. The palate is reminiscent of spice, dark chocolate and cinnamon with elegant and soft tannins. This is a unique wine which will intrigue even the best connoisseur.


Ageing Potential

Will age beautifully over the next 5 - 7 years.


Blend Information

40% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot

Food Suggestions

Paired with confit of duck or a rich and delectable oxtail potjie with jacket sweet potatoes, this wine bring out the heart in any meal.


In The Vineyard

Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley. The grapes were sources from selected mountain vineyards in the Stellenbosch area for their individuality.
Origin: Banghoek ( Ward in Stellenbosch)


In The Cellar

After harvesting, and cooling, the grapes were sorted, crushed and then put in red wine fermenters and a cold soak done at 7° C for 4 days. After inoculation with selected yeast, the pump over’s started on all but the Merlot on which we prefer to do manual punch down to extract the colour and flavour. Extented maceration of up to 24 days also lends depth of flavours and structure. The finished wine underwent MLF in barrel and further maturation for 18 months before carefully putting together the blend prior to bottling. All the barrels used were French oak and 60 % were new and the rest 2nd fill.


Other Vintages

Allee Bleue L'Amour Toujours 2013 Van Zyl du Toit Cabernet Sauvignon
Allee Bleue L'Amour Toujours 2012 Van Zyl du Toit Cabernet Sauvignon
Allee Bleue L'Amour Toujours 2011 Van Zyl du Toit Cabernet Sauvignon
Allee Bleue L'Amour Toujours 2010 Van Zyl du Toit Cabernet Sauvignon
Allee Bleue L'Amour Toujours 2008 Gerda Willers Cabernet Sauvignon
Allee Bleue L'Amour Toujours 2007 Gerda Willers Cabernet Sauvignon

Additional Information

Style of wine: Wood matured Dry Red Wine.

CONTACT DETAILS

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