The best red wine of the estate

Allée Bleue L’Amour Toujours 2017

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Allée Bleue L’Amour Toujours 2017
Allée Bleue L’Amour Toujours 2017
   
  • ALB-112017
  • Beautifully spicy with fruity blackberry notes
  • Complex with elegant and soft tannin structure
  • Ideal companion to dishes with duck or dark meat
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27.25€ 36.33€/l

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Fine aromas of fynbos, cigar box and cedar, wrapped in fruity blackberry - already on the nose,...
Fine aromas of fynbos, cigar box and cedar, wrapped in fruity blackberry - already on the nose, the Allée Bleue L'Amour Toujours shows that it is the estate's best red wine. On the palate, the blend of Cabernet Franc (38%), Cabernet Sauvignon (36%), Merlot (19%) and Petit Verdot (7%) is no less impressive and complex. Notes of dark chocolate and cinnamon give the wine a rather spicy taste, while elegant and soft tannins provide a pleasant mouthfeel. Even neat, the Allée Bleue L'Amour Toujours wraps every red wine lover around its finger, but the wine, which is aged for eighteen months in French oak, is also always a good choice with duck or dark meat with sweet potatoes.

Awards

Jg. 2017
5 John Platter Stars, The Michelangelo Gold, Veritas Silver
Jg. 2016
4.5 John Platter Stars, The Michelangelo Double Gold, Veritas Bronze
Jg. 2015
4 John Platter Stars, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, TOP 100 SA Wines, Veritas Silver
Jg. 2014
5 John Platter Stars, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, TOP 100 SA Wines
Jg. 2013
4.5 John Platter Stars, Veritas Silver
Jg. 2012
4.5 John Platter Stars, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Silver, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Veritas Silver

Expert Judgement

"Serious oak, 60% new, 18 months, but long skin contact ensures perfumed, minty berry flavours remain the focus." John Platter Wine Guide 2023

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Name:
Allée Bleue L’Amour Toujours 2017
Article-No.:
ALB-112017
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Franc (38%), Cabernet Sauvignon (36%), Merlot (19%), Petit Verdot (7%)
Vintage:
2017
Winery:
Allée Bleue
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Producer:
Allee Bleue Wine Estate, Intersection R 45 and R310 Groot Drakenstein, 7680 Franschhoek, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
Cork
Price:
27.25€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14,5 % Vol.
Acidity:
7,1 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,6 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
2024
In the Cellar:
Matured in French oak for 18 months.
Appellation:
Banghoek
Allergen:
Sulphite

Allée Bleue proudly produces typical South African Wine

The winery Allée Bleue in the picturesque Franschhoek valley is one of the oldest wineries in South Africa. Tradition and the pride in South African wine make the vineyard so special. The winemaker Van Zyl Du Toit has already made a name for himself in the wine world at Simonsig with the awarded Cap Classique wines. He is now dedicated to one objective at Allée Bleue: making typical South African wine of the highest quality. Especially the grape varieties Pinotage and Chenin Blanc are dear to his heart, as they carry the attitude towards life and the flavour finesse of South Africa within them like no other vines do. Despite being no Chenin Blanc but a cuvee from Chardonnay, Sémillon and Viognier, the white wine Isabeau is considered to be the winery’s flagship. Not for nothing, as due to its rich aromas and fruity taste it belongs to the Top 100 wines of the country.

The Family Dauphin from Allée Bleue

Allée Bleue has been owned by Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin for several years now; before that he has internationally succeeded with his high quality and stylish office furniture. The ongoing passion for the Wineland South Africa has led him and his wife to follow this passion with excellent premium wines at Allée Bleue. Due to an extraordinarily high personal commitment these two succeeded in that, together with their excellent team. Every individual sip is brim-full of the love for the country and its culinary possibilities.

Allée Bleue has an artistic Focus

Wines from Allée Bleue are true pieces of art in wine production. No wonder that the family Dauphin also devotes its time to artistic aspects and establishes such a focus for their estate. Emil Sogor, the renowned artist who is well-versed in many areas and who creates in the space between graphics, design, painting and sculpture gives the winery a very special look. His pieces are exhibited all over the yard and feature drawings, paintings and sculptures alike. He was successful in creating a bridge between the breathtaking landscape, the tradition of the winery and the modern 21st century at Allée Bleue. And all this with an elegance that is by no means inferior to the wines of the estate.