Premium Range


Premuim (White Label) range

A varietal specific range of wines focused on sourcing the best quality fruit, then producing the best expression of that varietal given the stylistic approach that we follow. Respecting the grapes and understanding your style is paramount here.


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Allée Bleue Brut 2013

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Wine & vintage:  Allée Bleue Brut 2013

Origin:  Walker Bay

Farm location:  R45 Franschhoek Valley

Wine maker:  Van Zyl Du Toit

Grape varieties:

When this dynamic husband and wife team bought the farm, Friedrich-Wilhelm and Elke Dauphin,  made very important investments. These two investments are the ingredients for a winning recipe.  They employed staff and built a state of the art cellar for the production of award winning wines of South Africa.

Our white wines reflect refreshing, fruity characteristics true to the Franschhoek climate while our red wines being well matured in French oak reveals spicy aromas and earthy undertones as per the unique terrior of ALLÉE BLEUE.

Both red and white wines are currently produced in an entrée level (blue label) range; a white label (premier) range and our 3 flagship wines named Isabeau (white blend), L’Amour Toujours (red blend) and Pinotage.

Style of wine:  Bottled fermented sparkling wine (MCC)

Vinification: Made in the traditional way, this wine was blended by only using the cuvee (first pressing). A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay was used to emphasize richness and elegance of this wine. The Chardonnay part was fermented in older barrels and underwent MLF. After bottling, the wine spent 36 months on the lees to develop brioche and complex nutty flavours that these wines are known for. Disgorgement took place in December 2016 and the wine developed further richness on the cork. Drink now or in the next 3-5 years.

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 % vol
Residual Sugar 5.3 gm/l
Total Acidity 5.5 gm/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.

Allée Bleue Brut Rosé 2014

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Wine & vintage: Allée Bleue Brut Rosé 2014

Origin: Franschhoek

Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

Wine maker: Van Zyl du Toit

Grape varieties: 58 % Pinot Noir; 42 % Pinotage

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 Pinot Noir and Pinotage was used to emphasize the fruit on this Brut Rose. After bottling, the wine spent more than 18 months on the lees to develop the delicate brioche flavours that these wines are known for. Disgorgement took place in December 2016 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 more than 18 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.

Drink: 2014 – 2017

Analysis:
Alcohol 12.6 % vol
Residual Sugar 8.5 gm/l
Total Acidity 5.5 gm/l
pH 3.32

Food pairing: Will pair well with bruschetta topped with fresh salmon and a herby cream cheese. Sushi, tempura prawns, Norwegian Salmon Roses and Tuna Nigiri.

Allée Bleue Chenin Blanc 2016

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Wine & vintage:  Chenin Blanc 2016

Origin:  Walker Bay / Franschhoek

Label:  Allée Bleue

Farm location:  R45 Franschhoek Valley

Wine maker:  Van Zyl Du Toit

Grape varieties:  Chenin Blanc 95%, Viognier 5%

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 15% 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:
15% 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 13.8 % vol
Residual Sugar 4.4 gm/l
Total Acidity 6 gm/l
pH 3.46

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.

Allée Bleue Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Origin: Walker Bay

Farm location: R45 Franschhoek Valley

Wine maker: Van Zyl du Toit

Grape varieties: 93 % Sauvignon Blanc / 7 % Semillon

Style of wine: Dry white wine

Vinification: The grapes were sourced from selected vineyards in the Walker Bay area. Picked at optimal ripeness to ensure the freshness that Sauvignon is renowned for, these grapes were harvested at night and stored in a cool room until being sorted, crushed and pressed the following day. Some skin contact was done to enhance flavours. 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 was aged on the lees for 2 months before racking and sulphuring to ensure a silky aftertaste. Another 2 months of lees aging was done prior to bottling.

Winemaker’s notes: Star light hue with shades of green. Sweet tropical fruit invites you on the nose. This is followed by intense passion fruit aromas well supported by hints of green pepper and typical herbaceousness. The palate is fresh and lively with loads of summer flavours and a clean, crisp finish.

Alcohol: 13 % vol

Residual Sugar: 3.6 gm/l
Total Acidity: 6.3 gm/l
pH: 3.38

Food pairing: Light vegetarian pasta with fresh Allée Bleue herbs. Scallops in a fresh citrus jus topped with marinated orange peel.

Allée Bleue Shiraz 2014

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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.

Allée Bleue Cabernet / Merlot 2013

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Wine & vintage:  Allée Bleue Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2013

Origin:  Banghoek( Stellenbosch)

Farm location:  R45 Franschhoek Valley

Wine maker:  Van Zyl Du Toit

Grape varieties:  Cabernet Sauvignon 56 %, Merlot 44 %

Style of wine:  Wood matured dry red wine.

Vinification:
The grapes were sourced from selected mountain vineyards in Stellenbosch for their intense flavours. After harvesting, sorting and cooling, the grapes were crushed, put in red wine fermenters and cold soaked at 7 C for 4 days. After inoculation with yeast we used automated pump overs on the Cabernet Sauvignon, and manual punch downs on the Merlot to extract colour and flavour.

Wood maturation:
The finished wine underwent malolactic fermentation in the barrel and further maturation for 14 months before blending all the components prior to bottling. All the barrels used were French oak – 60 % new, 40% 2nd fill.

Winemaker’s notes:
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 beautifully wrapped in supple tannins which give this wine great balance and elegance.

Analysis:
Alcohol 14.6 %
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.