Our winemaker, Van Zyl du Toit, uses the Cape's climate and ideal soils to produce award-winning wines that are truly representative of the terroir. Our white wines reflect refreshing, fruity characteristics true to the climate. Our red wines are matured in French oak, revealing spicy aromas and earthy undertones.

We have 3 ranges:

Our easy-drinking level Starlette range (denoted by a blue label) includes a white blend, a red blend, a rosé and a Pinotage.

Our premier White Label Allée Bleue range.

Our 3 Platinum wines named Isabeau (white blend), L'Amour Toujours (red blend) and Allée Bleue Pinotage.

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  • Starlette Blanc 2016

     

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    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.

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  • Chenin Blanc 2015

     

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    CHENIN BLANC 2015

    Origin:
    Franschhoek / Walker Bay

    Label: Allée Bleue

    Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

    Wine maker: Van Zyl Du Toit


    Grape varieties:
     93 % Chenin Blanc / 7 % Viognier

    Style of wine
    : Wood Fermented Dry White Wine

    Vinification:
     Grapes were sources from selected areas vineyards in the Walker Bay and Franschhoek Valley. The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness to ensure the rich ripe flavours Chenin is known for. The grapes were sorted, pressed and then settled. The juice was racked and inoculated with yeast and after doing 50% of the ferment in tank it was transferred to barrel to complete the fermentation. Only French Oak was used of which 20% was new wood and all the barrels are 400 liters so not to overpower the fruit intensity. The wine was then aged on the lees in barrel for 6 months prior to bottling.

    Wood maturation:
     20% NFO and the rest 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill barrels of which all are 400 liter. 

    Winemaker’s notes:
     The wine has a pale straw colour with green tinge. The intense aromas of tropical fruit and well supported by an elegant vanilla and nutty bouquet. The palate is rich and vibrant with layers of sundried fruits, nougat and lemony aftertaste. The rich and ripe flavours are in perfect harmony with the zesty minerality

    Analysis:

    Alcohol 14.5 % vol
    Residual Sugar 4.3 gm/l
    Total Acidity 6.4 gm/l

    pH 3.48

    Food pairing: Serve this delightful Chenin with rich seafood dishes such as seared Tuna with balsamic reduction, flame grilled line fish with lemon butter and grilled vegetables or West Coast mussels in a creamy white wine sauce.

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  • Allée Bleue Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    Allée Bleue Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    Origin: Franschhoek

    Grape varieties: 63% Sauvignon Blanc and 37% Chenin Blanc

    Style of wine: Dry White Wine

    Vinification: The grapes were produced on the estate, harvested in the early morning and stored in a cool room overnight until being sorted and crushed the following day. Lees rubbing for 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 13.4 %
    Residual Sugar 4.7 gm/L
    Total Acidity 5.8 gm/L
    pH 3.41

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

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  • Starlette Pinotage 2014

     2014 Starlette Pinotage Starlette Pinotage 2014


    Origin:
    Franschhoek

    Label: Allée Bleue

    Farm Location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

    Wine maker: Van Zyl du Toit

    Grape varieties: Pinotage

    Style of wine: Dry red wine

    Vinification: The grapes were sources from our own pristine vineyards and selected site in the Franschhoek Valley. 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 8 ºB. This ensures a supple and smooth Pinotage. The finished wine underwent MLF in barrel and tank and further maturation for 12 months on staves before blending and bottling.

    Winemaker's notes: 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. Elegant tannin structure rounds off this accessible wine which will age well over the next 2-3 years.

    Analysis:

    Alcohol 13.8% vol
    Residual Sugar 4 gm/l
    Total Acidity 5.8 gm/l
    pH 3.45

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

        
       

     

     

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  • Allée Bleue Shiraz 2014

     

     

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    Allée Bleue Shiraz 2014

    Wine & vintage: Shiraz 2014

    Origin: Franschhoek

    Label: Allée Bleue

    Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

    Wine maker: Van Zyl Du Toit

    Grape varieties: 100% Shiraz

    Style of wine: Wood matured Dry Red Wine

    Vinification:
    The grapes come from a selected vineyard on the farm itself. After harvesting, sorting and cooling the grapes were crushed and then put in the red wine fermenters and a cold soak done @ 7 °C for 4 days. After inoculation with yeast the pump overs started to extract the colour and flavours. The finished wine underwent MLF in barrel and further maturation for 14 months prior to bottling. The wine was matured in 10% American Oak and the rest all French Oak – 60% of the barrels were new.

    Winemaker’s notes:
    Intense deep red colour. Powerful bouquet of violets, cinnamon and chocolate followed by ripe cherries. The palate is smooth and silky, packed with berry fruit and spicy nuances.

    Analysis:
    Alcohol 14.6% vol
    Residual Sugar 2.5 gm/l
    Total Acidity 5.9 gm/l
    pH 3.50

    Food pairing:
    Ostrich kebabs basted with red currant jelly and freshly ground pink peppercorns and finished with a Shiraz reduction. Medallions of Springbok rubbed with cumin and flash roasted – served with spiced beetroot.

     

       

     

     

     

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  • Pinotage 2015

     



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    Allée Bleue Pinotage 2015

    Origin: Franschhoek / Piekenierskloof

    Label: Allée Bleue

    Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

    Wine maker: Van Zyl Du Toit

    Grape varieties: Pinotage

    Style of wine: Wood Matured Dry Red Wine

    Vinification: The grapes were sourced from a selected vineyard on our estate and also a 51 years old vineyard in Piekenierskloof. We have been farming these special blocks differently for the past 6 years, and this wine is a culmination of those efforts. After harvesting, sorting and cooling, the grapes were crushed and a cold soak done for 4 days at 7 °C. After inoculation with a selected yeast strain, the punch downs started intensely for only 4 days before pressing at 8 ºB. This ensures a supple and smooth Pinotage. The finished wine underwent malolactic fermentation in the barrel and further maturation for 14 months before blending and bottling. Of the barrels used, 50% were new and the rest 2nd and 3rd fill. We also use 5 % American Oak in this wine.

    Winemaker’s notes: Intense brick red colour. Upfront fruit bringing to mind ripe cherries and plums followed by sweet vanilla pods , liquorice and some cedar wood, all reflecting the cultivar. The palate is rich, soft and very elegant. A full flavoured Pinotage that depicts the terroir and cultivar.

    Drink: Will age well over the next 3 – 5 years.

    Analysis:

    Alcohol 14.3 %
    Residual Sugar 2.2 g/l
    Total Acidity 5.8 g/l
    pH 3.5

    Food pairing: The wine is ideal for Springbok loin Beef Wellington with a berry jus and glazed vegetables.

         

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2013

                  

    Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2013

    Origin: Banghoek( Stellenbosch)

    Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 56 %, Merlot 44 %

    Style of wine: Wood matured Dry Red Wine.

    Wood Maturation: 14 Months French Oak; 50% new

    Vinification: The grapes were sources from selected mountains vineyards in Stellenbosch for their intense flavours. After harvesting, sorting and cooling, the grapes were crushed and then put in the red wine fermenters and cold soak done @ 7 ̊C for 4 days. After inoculation with yeast the pump over’s started on the Cab whilst the Merlot we do manual punch downs to extract the colour and flavour.The finished wine underwent MLF in the barrel and further maturation for 14 months before blending all the components prior to bottling. All the barrels used were French oak and 60 % were new and the rest 2nd fill.

    Winemaker’s note: A deep ruby red colour. Intense flavours of fynbos, mint and in particular, blueberry welcome you on the nose, followed by aromas of cinnamon, lead pencil and dark chocolate. The palate is full flavoured with ripe cherries and a spicy undertone. All these are then beautifully wrapped in supple tannins which give this wine great balance and elegance.

    Analysis:

    Alcohol 14.6 % vol

    Residual Sugar 2 .2 g/l
    Total Acidity 6.0 g/l
    pH 3.5

    Food pairing: A elegant and stylish wine that will pair beautifully with Fillet Mignon and Bèarnaise Sauce or roast leg of lamb with rosemary sprigs and baby potatoes.

       
       
       
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  • Allée Bleue L’Amour Toujours 2012

    2012 LAmour Toujours

    Allée Bleue L’Amour Toujours 2012

    Origin: Banghoek (Ward in Stellenbosch)

    Label: Allée Bleue

    Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

    Wine maker: Van Zyl du Toit

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

    Style of wine: Wood matured Dry Red Wine.

    Vinification: The grapes were sources from selected mountain vineyards in the Banghoek area, a ward in Stellenbosch for their individuality. After harvesting, and cooling, the grapes were sorted, crushed and then put in red wine fermenters and a cold soak done @ 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 16 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.

    Winemaker's 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. Will age beautifully over the next 5-7 years.

    Analysis:

    Alcohol: 14.8 %
    Residual Sugar: 2.6 g/l 
    Total Acidity: 5.9 g/l 
    pH: 3.6

    Food pairing: 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.

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  • Allée Bleue Cape Ruby 2015

       
     

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    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.

       

     

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  • Brut Rosé 2013

     

      
     
    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.
        
       
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  • Starlette Rouge 2014

     

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    Origin: Franschoek

    Label:
     Allée Bleue

    Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

    Wine maker: Van Zyl du Toit

    Grape varieties: 35 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 33 % Merlot & 32 % Shiraz

    Style of wine: Dry Red Wine

    Vinification: The grapes were sources from our own pristine vineyards. After harvesting, cooling and sorting, the grapes were crushed to the red fermenters and a cold soak done at 7 ° C for 3 days. After inoculation with yeast the pump over’s started intensely for 5 days before pressing at 5-8º B. This ensures a supple and smooth red wine. MLF is done in tank before the Merlot part is aged in barrel, 2nd and 3rd fill and the Cabernet en Shiraz stays in tank on French staves for 12 months before blending and bottling.

    Winemaker’s notes: The colour is a rich dark crimson red. Beautiful spicy flavours of nutmeg and cloves welcome you, followed by a ripe cherry and an intriguing fynbos character. The palate is soft and elegant with upfront berry fruit and ends with subtle vanilla and chocolate flavours. A fruit driven wine for every day. 

    Analysis:

    Alcohol 13.9% vol
    Residual Sugar 3.9 gm/l
    Total Acidity 5.8 gm/l
    pH 3.55

    Food pairing: The wine is a perfect companion with a juicy lamb roast served with baby vegetables or fresh pasta at your favourite Italian place . Or simply enjoy on its own!

     

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  • Isabeau 2014

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    Origin: Walker Bay / Coastal Region

    Label: Allée Bleue

    Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

    Wine maker: Van Zyl Du Toit

    Grape varieties: 68 % Chardonnay, 21 % Semillon and 11 % Viognier

    Style of wine: Wooded dry white wine

    Vinification: The grapes were sources from selected areas for their individuality. The grapes were harvested at night and stored in a cool room until being sorted, crushed and pressed the following day. After pressing lees rubbing of 4 days was done at 4°C to extract the delicate fruit flavours. The juice was racked and fermented in French Oak barrels of which 25% was new. Natural ferment was done on 50% of the wine, malolactic was done in barrel and regular battonage ensured a smooth and silky palate. The wine was left sur lie for 9 months before blending and bottling.

    Winemaker’s notes: Our Flagship White Wine. The colour is a pale straw hue with shades of green. Abundant citrus and dried apricot welcomes you on the nose. Layers of spicy cinnamon and soft vanilla follow. The palate is silky with elegant flavours of summer fruits and a lingering lemony aftertaste. The wine is in perfect balance and will age beautifully over the next 2-4 years.

    Analysis:

    Alcohol 13.5% vol
    Residual Sugar 1.7 g/l
    Total Acidity 6.4 g/l
    pH 3.44

    Food pairing: Serve with Thai Style duck breast with a ginger jus and stir fried noodles. Chicken and a light saffron sauce with a side salad.

     

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  • Starlette Shiraz Rose 2015

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    Wine & vintage: Starlette Shiraz Rosé 2016

    Origin: Franschhoek

    Label: Allée Bleue

    Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

    Wine maker: Van Zyl Du Toit

    Grape varieties: 100 % Shiraz

    Style of wine: Dry Rosé wine

    Vinification:
    Limited skin contact to extract ruby pink colour and cool fermentation to retain distinctive fruitiness.

    Winemaker’s notes:
    Lovely cherry blossom colour. Fruit-driven style with abundant sweet strawberry and rose petal aromas. Also a hint of spiciness that is derived from the Shiraz grapes. The palate is reminiscent of candyfloss with hints of raspberry. A well balanced and cheerful Rosé.

    Analysis:
    Alcohol 12.9 % vol
    Residual Sugar 4.2 gm/l
    Total Acidity 5.9 gm/l
    pH 3.34

    Food pairing:
    On its own. Salami topped bruschetta. Lamb skewered onto rosemary stalks and grilled over a smokey fire.

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  • Allée Bleue Brut 2012

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    Origin: Walker Bay

    Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

    Wine maker: Van Zyl Du Toit

    Grape Varieties: 52 % Chardonnay / 48 % Pinot Noir

    Style of wine: Bottled fermented sparkling wine (MCC)

    Vinification: Made in the traditional way, this wine was blended using only the cuvee (first pressing). A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay was used to emphasise richness and elegance in this wine. The Chardonnay was fermented in older barrels and underwent malolactic fermentation. After bottling, the wine spent 28 months on the lees to develop brioche and complex nutty flavours for which this wine is known. Disgorgement took place in April 2014 and the wine has developed further richness on the cork.

    Winemaker's notes: A classic blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay makes this a true MCC. A bouquet of toasted nuts, brioche, candyfloss and citrus speak of the passion involved in making a wine of such class. The palate is rich and complex, with classic flavours of baked bread and marzipan.

    Drinking: 2015 - 2020

    Analysis:

    Alcohol: 12.4%
    Residual Sugar: 5.8 g/l 
    Total Acidity: 7.1 g/l 
    pH: 3.35

    Food pairing: A complex MCC that will pair well with poached chicken in a saffron sauce or served with a seafood platter at your favourite restaurant – preferably within walking distance of the ocean.

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  • L'Amour Toujours 2013

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    Origin: Banghoek ( Ward in Stellenbosch)

    Label: Allée Bleue

    Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

    Wine maker: Van Zyl Du Toit

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

    Style of wine: Wood matured Dry Red Wine.

    Vinification: The grapes were sources from selected mountain vineyards in the Banghoek area, a ward in Stellenbosch for their individuality. After harvesting, and cooling, the grapes were sorted, crushed and then put in red wine fermenters and a cold soak done @ 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.

    Winemaker’s 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. Will age beautifully over the next 5-7 years.

    Analysis:
    Alcohol 14.8 %

    Residual Sugar 2.6g/l
    Total Acidity 6.2 g/l
    pH 3.52

    Food pairing: 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.

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  • Chardonnay 2016

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    Chardonnay 2016

    Origin: Coastal Region

    Farm location: Franschhoek

    Winemaker: Van Zyl du Toit Grape varieties: 100 % Chardonnay Style of wine: Unwooded dry White Wine

    Vinification:
    After acquiring the farm next door, we found some of the most pristine (and old) chardonnay vineyards. Careful handling in the cellar, whole bunch pressing and fermentation with a bunch of selected yeast strains delivered a beautiful and rich yet fresh wine. Carefully monitored lees contact (sur lie) for 4 months added depth of flavour and character to this elegant wine.

    Winemaker’s notes:
    A fresh and zesty style of wine packed with winter melon flavours,apricot nuances and a citrus aftertaste. The palate is silky and smooth with great balance of fruit and finesse. Drink now or within the next 2 years.

    Analysis:
    Alcohol 13.2 % Residual Sugar 4 gm/L Total Acidity 5.7 gm/L pH 3.54

    Food pairing:
    Pair with fresh pasta with green peppers, ham and a light creamy herb sauce. Or open a bottle with friends while sitting around the pool.

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  • Merlot 2015

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    Origin: Coastal Region

    Farm location: Franschhoek

    Winemaker: Van Zyl du Toit Grape varieties: 86% Merlot / 14% Shiraz Style of wine: Dry Red Wine

    Vinification:
    A new part of our family . This wine was made and sourced from selected vineyards in conjunction with our winemaker. After maturation in our cellar the wine was blended and finished off before bottling.

    Winemaker’s notes:
    An elegant fruit-driven wine full of ripe cherries, blackcurrant fruit and a spicy undertone. The palate is rounded with supple tannins, god balance and finesse. Drink now or within the next 2 years.

    Analysis:
    Alcohol 13.8 % Residual Sugar 4 gm/L Total Acidity 5.8 gm/L pH 3.45

    Food pairing:
    Pair with fresh pasta topped with basil, roasted cherry tomatoes, slithers of parmesan and drizzled with olive oil. Or open a bottle with friends while sitting around the BBQ.

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  • Viognier Grappa 2015

    2015 Husk Spirit ViognierViognier Grappa 2015

    Origin: Franschhoek

    Label: Allée Bleue

    Farm Location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

    Wine-maker: Van Zyl du Toit

    Grape Varieties: Viognier

    Style of wine: Premium Husk Spirits

    Verification: The grapes were sources from a special block of Viognier on the banks of the Dwars River. After crushing the grappa was fermented on the skins in special plastic containers until dry. Afterwards the skins and wine were distilled (From there Husk Spirits) in a special copper still and only the heart was used for the second distillation. After that the grappa underwent some aging and maturing before bottling in November 2011.

    Winemaker’s notes: The flavours are potent and powerful, yet with a quaint elegance. Rich tropical fruits, hints of apricot and fig welcomes you on the nose.Alight hint of nuttiness reminds of rich Christmas pudding. The palate is clean, refreshing and SMOOTH. The grappa is well balanced and not overwhelming as many people would think. But it does kick like a female ostrich in heat.

    Analysis: 43%

    Food pairing: Serve as the perfect match with your best Espresso. Will also pair well with summer fruit cocktail with a grappa and pistachio ice cream.

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  • Allée Bleue Olive Oil (250ml | 500ml)

    olive oil 200x899Allée Bleue Olive Oil (250ml | 500ml)

    Origin: Franschhoek

    Label: Allée Bleue

    Farm Location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

    Olive Varieties: Mission 95% & Frantoio 5%

    Style of Olive Oil: Medium Bodied Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Oil

    Production: Harvest normally starts end of April and finish end of May.Olives are harvested at ±60 veraison and are handpicked.The next day they are washed and then cold pressed. After going through a decanter that strains the most lees and solids. The oil is stored for 2 months to settle and then filtered through sterile cotton wool. The oil is then ready for bottling.

    Winemaker’s notes: The Olive Oil has a crystal clear appearance, a light amber colour with shades green. The nose is clean and fresh with vibrant herbaceous and grassy notes. The pallet is rich and smooth with lots of flavours and length.Delicate nutty flavours are well supported by the herbaceous nuances which is a true reflection of what pure oil should be.

    Analysis:

    Peroxide Value < 20meq /kg
    Free Fatty Acid <0.8%

    Food pairing: A truly Standout oil that will be great in Salads, vinaigrettes or Cooking. And my favourite, just mix with a bit of Balsamic Vinegar and ground pepper as a dipping sauce for freshly baked breads.

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  • Allée Bleue Balsamic Vinegar (250ml)

    balsamicAllée Bleue Balsamic Vinegar (250ml)

    Fine quality from Modena, Italy!

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