Brut Rosé 2013

Origin: Franschhoek
Label: Allée Bleue
Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

Wine maker: Van Zyl Du Toit

Grape varieties: 61 % Pinotage; 30 % Pinot Noir ; 9 % Chenin Blanc

Style of wine: Bottled fermented sparkling wine (MCC)

Vinification: Made in the traditional way, this wine was blended only using the cuvee (first pressing).
A blend of Pinotage, Pinot Noir and Chenin Blanc was used to emphasize the fruit on this Brut Rose.
After bottling, the wine spent 14 months on the lees to develop the delicate brioche flavours that these
wines are known for. Disgorgement took place in January 2014 and the wine will develop further richness on the cork.
Drink now or in the next 2-3 years.

Maturation: Tank fermented and then bottle fermented and aged for 14 months.

Winemaker’s notes: A fresh and lively MCC filled with flavours of strawberries, rose petals and candyfloss.
The palate is clean and refreshing with great balance and zesty minerality. A great sparkling wine for those
special friends and moments in life. Memories in a bottle. Apply within.

Analysis:

Alcohol: 12.2 % vol

Residual Sugar: 8.9 g/l
Total Acidity: 6.5 g/l
pH: 3.29

Food pairing: Will pair well with bruschettas topped with fresh salmon and an herb cream cheese.
Sushi platters with Tempura prawns, Norwegian Salmon Roses and Tuna Nigiri.