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Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

R 280.00

With more than half of our Estate planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, the big, bold grape variety is the corner stone of our celebrated red wines. The single cultivar wine was added into our range in 1965 and is our most awarded wine to date. The impressive Alto Cabernet Sauvignon blends...

This wine is made from grapes of north-facing vines, between 12 and 17 years old, that grow in decomposed granite and clay subsoils situated at altitudes of 135m to 500m above sea level. The vines on the higher slopes are fanned by the cooling maritime breezes from nearby False Bay. A seven wire Perold trellising system is used, which yielded an average of 7.7 tons per hectare.

The grapes were harvested by hand at the end of March at 24º to 26º Balling. After destalking and crushing, the mash was fermented in stainless steel tanks at 25º to 27ºC, using selected yeast cultures. The juice was separated from the skins after 14 days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was racked into first-, second- and third-fill French oak barrels and matured for 18 months.

Colour: Bright red with a rich, deep hue.

Bouquet: Black current, cherry and plums with hints of graphite. A good combination of dark and red fruit flavours.

Taste: Complexity and great structure. The tannins are dense, yet relaxed with a good, dry grip and a long, lingering finish.

2023

  • Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters – Silver
  • Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2022 – 93 points
  • Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Competition – Gold
  • Platters 2023 – 4.5 star
  • James Suckling – 92 points

2022

  • Decanter – 91 points

2021

  • Veritas gold, 91 points
  • Platters 4 stars
  • Wine mag rating – 92 points
  • Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters – Gold
  • Novare terroir district award for Stellenbosch
  • Michelangelo International wine and spirits award Gold
  • 93 points Tim Atkins South Africa report

2020

  • Michelangelo Tsogo Sun Hotels Trophy Awards
  • Veritas Double Gold
  • Platters 4 star
  • Winemag rating – 91 points

2019

  • Veritas Gold
  • Winemag rating – 91 points

Food pairing: Excellent enjoyed on its own or served with red meat dishes like ostrich, beef fillet or lamb. It is also a great accompaniment to game fish like yellowtail or tuna.

Alcohol: 14,7 % by vol
Residual sugar: 3.2 g/l
Total acidity: 6.2 g/l
pH: 3,67
Extract: 35g/l

Alto, situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch district, dates back to 1693 when it was part of a much larger farm called Groenrivier (Green River), granted to a free burgher by Governor Simon van der Stel. In 1919 the owner of the farm, Hennie Malan, sold off half the land to his brother-in-law and set about planting vines on his remaining portion, focusing exclusively on red varieties. He named the farm Alto, a reference to its altitude (some slopes rise as high as 500m above sea level) and his striving for excellence. Alto has 93 hectares under vines. The trellised vineyards cling to the high granite slopes, ideal for the cultivation of red wine varieties.

Dresses Size Chart

Dress Size Chart (Inch)
DRESSES
SIZE IN INCHES
SIZE US / CAN BUST WAIST HIPS
XS 0 31"-32" 24"-25" 34"-35"
S 2-4 33"-34" 26"-27" 36"-37"
M 6-8 35"-36" 28"-29" 38"-39"
L 10-12 37"-39" 30"-32" 40"-42"
XL 14 40"-42" 33"-35" 43"-45"
Dress Size Chart (cm)
DRESSES
SIZE IN CM
SIZE US / CAN BUST WAIST HIPS
XS 0 78.7-81.2 60.9-63.5 86.3-88.9
S 2-4 83.8-86.3 66-68.5 91.4-93.9
M 6-8 88.9-91.4 71.1-73.6 96.5-99
L 10-12 93.9-99 76.2-81.2 101.6-106.6
XL 14 101.6-106.6 81.2-88.9 109.2-114.3

Swimwear Size Chart

Dress Size Chart (Inch)
SWIMWEAR
SIZE IN INCHES
SIZE US / CAN BUST WAIST HIPS
XS 0 31"-32" 24"-25" 33"-34"
S 2 33"-34" 26"-27" 35"-37"
M 4 35"-36" 28"-29" 37"-38"
L 6 37"-39" 30"-32" 39"-41"
XL 8 40"-42" 33"-35" 42"-44"

Shoes Size Chart

US EURO UK AUS JAPAN CHINA
5 35-36 3 3.5 21.5 35
5.5 36 3.5 4 22 35.5
6 36-37 4 4.5 22.5 36
6.5 37 4.5 5 23 36.5
7 37-38 5 5.5 23.5 37
7.5 38 5.5 6 24 37.5
8 38-39 6 6.5 24.5 38
8.5 39 6.5 7 25 38.5
9 39-40 7 7.5 25.5 39
9.5 40 7.5 8 26 39.5
10 40-41 8 8.5 26.5 40
11 41-42 9 9.5 27.5 41

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With more than half of our Estate planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, the big, bold grape variety is the corner stone of our celebrated red wines. The single cultivar wine was added into our range in 1965 and is our most awarded wine to date.

The impressive Alto Cabernet Sauvignon blends Old World elegance with the full-bodied, fruit-driven character typical of wines from the Golden Triangle – the heart of Stellenbosch’s reputation for producing South Africa’s defining Cabernet Sauvignons.