2016 Starlette Blanc s

Starlette Blanc 2016

Wine & vintage: Starlette Blanc 2016

Origin: Franschhoek

Label: Allée Bleue

Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

Wine maker: Van Zyl du Toit

Grape varieties: 62 % Sauvignon Blanc /38 % Chenin Blanc

Style of wine: Dry White Wine

Vinification:
The grapes were produced on the estate itself. The grapes were harvested early morning and stored in a cool room overnight until being sorted and crushed the following day. Lees rubbing of 4 days was done at 3°C to extract the delicate fruit flavours. The juice was racked and inoculated with yeast and cold fermented in tank until dry. The wine aged on the lees for 1 month before racking and sulphuring to ensure the fresh flavours of these grape cultivars. Another 2 months of lees aging was done prior bottling.

Winemaker’s notes:
The wine has a vibrant green hue. Abundant green pepper flavours welcome you and are beautifully followed by tropical fruit hints. Intriguing flavours of mango and peaches linger on the palate. The fresh acidity and balanced sugar give this wine finesse.


Analysis:
Alcohol 13.1 % vol
Residual Sugar 4.2 gm/l
Total Acidity 5.9 gm/l
pH 3.43

Food pairing:
Enjoy with a cool summer salad with mango and pomegranate. Brochettes with tomato, basil pesto or a rocket and Parma ham pizza at your favourite restaurant.