( Take a walk down the Blue Alley … Franschhoek, South Africa )
This estate boasts picturesque scenery ranging from the majestic Drakenstein mountain range, vineyards and lavender with age old meadows. When visiting the farm, you will immediately experience an unmistakable French vibrancy, seeing that it is after all on the door step of Franschhoek’s historic town, which is South Africa’s own taste of France.
When this dynamic husband and wife team bought the farm, Friedrich-Wilhelm and Elke Dauphin, made very important investments. These two investments are the ingredients for a winning recipe. They employed staff and built a state of the art cellar for the production of award winning wines of South Africa.
Our white wines reflect refreshing, fruity characteristics true to the Franschhoek climate while our red wines being well matured in French oak reveals spicy aromas and earthy undertones as per the unique terrior of ALLÉE BLEUE.
Both red and white wines are currently produced in an entrée level (blue label) range; a white label (premier) range and our 3 flagship wines named Isabeau (white blend), L’Amour Toujours (red blend) and Pinotage.
ALLÉE BLEUE Sauvignon Blanc
WINEMAKER’S COMMENT: 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.
ALLÉE BLEUE Chenin Blanc
WINEMAKER’S COMMENT: The wine has a pale straw colour with green tinge. The intense aromas of tropical fruit and well supported by an elegant vanilla and nutty bouquet. The palate is rich and vibrant with layers of sundried fruits, nougat and lemony aftertaste. The rich and ripe flavours are in perfect harmony with the zesty minerality.
ALLÉE BLEUE Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
WINEMAKER’S COMMENT: A deep ruby red colour. Intense flavours of fynbos, mint and in particular, blueberry welcome you on the nose, followed by aromas of cinnamon, lead pencil and dark chocolate. The palate is full flavoured with ripe cherries and a spicy undertone. All these are then beautifully wrapped in supple tannins which give this wine great balance and elegance.
ALLÉE BLEUE Pinotage
WINEMAKER’S COMMENT: Intense brick red colour. Upfront fruit bringing to mind ripe cherries and plums followed by sweet vanilla pods, liquorice and some cedar wood, all reflecting the cultivar. The palate is rich, soft and very elegant. A full flavoured Pinotage that depicts the terroir and cultivar.
ALLÉE BLEUE MCC Brut Rosé
WINEMAKER’S COMMENT: A fresh and lively MCC filled with flavours of strawberries, rose petals and candyfloss.
The palate is clean and refreshing with great balance and zesty minerality. A great sparkling wine for those
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