Starlette Range


Starlette (Blue Label) Range

This fruit driven range of wines is all about drinkability. Often referred to as our “crowd pleaser”, this range offers exceptional quality & value at its given price point. It includes a red and a white blend, varietal Rose and Pinotage. Twist the cap, drink and enjoy with or without friends!


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Allée Bleue Starlette Blanc 2016


2016-starlette-blancWine & 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.

Allée Bleue Starlette Shiraz Rose 2017


2016-starlette-shiraz-roseWine & vintage:  Starlette Shiraz Rosé 2017

Origin:  Franschhoek

Label:  Allée Bleue

Farm location:  R45 Franschhoek Valley

Wine maker: Van Zyl Du Toit ( with Izak de Vries)

Grape varieties: 91 % Shiraz; 9 % Sauvignon Blanc

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 13.2 % vol
Residual Sugar 4.5 gm/l
Total Acidity 6 gm/l
pH 3.35

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

Allée Bleue Starlette Rouge 2014


2014-starlette-rougeWine & vintage:  Starlette Rouge 2014

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 cold soak done @ 7 ºC for 3 days. After inoculation with yeast the pump overs started intensely for 5 days before pressing at 5-8 º baling. This ensures a supple and smooth red wine. MLF is done in tank before the Merlot part is aged in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels. The Cabernet and 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!

Allée Bleue Starlette Pinotage 2015


2014-starlette-pinotageWine & vintage:  Starlette Pinotage 2015

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 4,4 gm/l
Total Acidity 5,6 gm/l
pH 3.41

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.