2015 Cape Ruby s

 
  

Allée Bleue Cape Ruby 2015

Origin: Franschhoek

Farm Location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

Wine-maker: Van Zyl du Toit

Grape varieties: Pinotage

Style of wine: Wood matured fortified red wine

Verification: The Pinotage were left on the vines until they reach 28,5 °B and then harvested by hand. After crushing, yeast was added and then the skins and juice was allowed to ferment to a sugar level of 80 g/l. The wine was then pressed and fortified using grape spirits. This was followed by aging in older French oak barrels.

Winemaker’s notes: Intense aromas of cherries, ripe plums and Christmas pudding. Well supported by rich vanilla, liquorice and an intriguing spiciness. A truly complex and layered wine which will age beautifully over the next 5-8 years.

Analysis:

Alcohol 18.6 % vol
Residual Sugar 78 gm. /l
Total Acidity 5 gm/l
pH 3.52

Food pairing: This wine is ideal for any rich decadent chocolate desert or any of one of its sinful friends. Also great with some of our fantastic local cheeses and preserves.