Starlette Rose 2014 Novare Award – August 2014

South Africa, Franschhoek, August 2014; ALLÉE BLEUE WINE ESTATE has recently been rewarded with a National Trophy for its delicious Starlette Shiraz Rosé 2014 at this year’s Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards.

The Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards honour wines that reflect the different wine regions of South Africa, and wines entered for the Awards must be certified Wine of Origin from a specific vineyard, estate or ward.

Produced from 89% Shiraz and 11% Sauvignon Blanc, Starlette Shiraz Rosé has a lovely cherry blossom colour. It has a fruit driven style with abundant sweet strawberry and rose petal aromas, with a hint of spiciness derived from the Shiraz grapes. The palate is reminiscent of candyfloss with hints of raspberry.

Allée Bleue Starlette Shiraz Rosé is an easy drinking wine, perfect for the warm summer days ahead and pairs beautifully with lightly spiced foods, charcuterie and barbecued meats.

“Rosé should and must get the attention in the vineyard and cellar it deserves. If you do it as a little sideshow, the end product will reflect your efforts. Our Rosé is normally the first wine that we bottle and release every year and for me it is the barometer of what’s to come, so it’s best to make it count!”, enthuses winemaker Van Zyl du Toit.

It is available nationally in select retail and bottle stores, restaurants, as well as online and from the tasting room at Allée Bleue Wine Estate. The cellar door price per bottle is R42-00.

For further information on Allée Bleue Wine Estate call (27) (21) 874 1021, email or visit Allée Bleue is located at the junction of the R45 and R310, Groot Drakenstein.

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