Allée Bleue Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Origin: Walker Bay
Grape varieties: 91 % Sauvignon Blanc / 9 % Semillon
Style of wine: Dry white wine
Vinification: The grapes were sourced from selected vineyards in the Walker Bay area. The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness to ensure the freshness for which Sauvignon is renowned. The 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 was done for 4 days 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 Sauvignon Blanc herbaceousness. The palate is fresh and lively with loads of summer flavours and a clean, crisp finish.
Alcohol: 13.6 % vol
Food pairing: Light vegetarian pasta with fresh Allée Bleue herbs. Scallops in a fresh citrus jus topped with marinated orange peel.