I recently was invited to Allée Bleue in Franschhoek for the prelaunch of their May Meander event happening on the 1st May (click here to find out more), I'd previously visited the estate a few years back for a site visit when I was still in Event Management but was still very unfamiliar their wines.
On my visit to the estate, I discovered three noteworthy elegant wines from their Ultra Premium wine collection. All three wines deserve to be remembered and mentioned. It's always a great feeling when wines make your heart race a bit with excitement of your new discovery and your wine library of lovable wines flourishes.
Allée Bleue ISABEAU 2015
Chardonnay, Semillon and Viognier
Walker Bay / Coastal Region
Abundant citrus and dried apricot welcome you on the nose. Layers of spicy cinnamon and soft vanilla follow. The palate is silky with elegant flavours of summer fruits and lingering lemony aftertaste.
Serve with Thai Style duck breast with a ginger jus and stir-fried noodles. Chicken and a light saffron sauce with a side salad.
Great for most occasions, I paired it with a warm summers sunset overlooking the vineyards and Stellenbosch Simonsig Mountains.
Allée Bleue Pinotage 2016
Franschhoek / Piekenierskloof
Tasting notes Intense brick red colour. Upfront fruit bringing to mind ripe cherries, plums followed by sweet vanilla pods, liquorice and some cedar wood, all reflecting the cultivar. The palate is rich, soft and very elegant, with a beautiful long caramel finish A full flavoured Pinotage that depicts the terroir and cultivar.
Will age well over the next 3-5 years.
The wine is ideal for Springbok loin Beef Wellington with a berry jus and glazed vegetables.
Great wine for a festive occasion, think Christmas or Easter.
Allée Bleue L'AMOUR TOURJOURS 2015
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Banghoek ( Ward in Stellenbosch)
Tasting notes Buttery marzipan and baking spices followed by delicate flavours of fynbos, cedar and cigar box, all wrapped up in plums and blackberries fruit. The Palate is reminiscent of spice, dark chocolate and cinnamon. with elegant silky tannins.
Paired with confit of duck or a rich and delectable oxtail potjie with jacket sweet potatoes, this wine brings out the heart in any meal.
Super silky wine to share with someone special, great for date night.
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