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Alto Rouge 2021

R 130.00

Our iconic Alto Rouge is an exquisite blend of 5 varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. A bright, rich red with excellent drinkability and aging potential. It is the ideal wine to enjoy with friends and pairs well with roast chicken, matured cheeses and a...

The 5 varietals were handpicked from trellised vineyards which grow in Hutton and Glenrosa soils. The north and north-west facing vineyards are situated against the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, some 100m to 500m above sea level, and benefit from the cooling effects of the afternoon maritime breezes during the ripening season. At the time of picking the vines were between 5 and 28 years old and yielded 9 tons per hectare.

The 5 grape varieties used to make up this blend ripen at different times and were harvested at 24° to 26° Balling. Each varietal was vinified separately and fermented on the skins for over seven days at 25° to 27°C in closed stainless-steel tanks. The fermenting mash was pumped over several times a day. After malolactic fermentation the component wines were aged for 14-16 months in a combination of first-, second- and third-fill barriques, of 90% French and 10% American oak, before the desired blend was made.

Colour: Deep garnet with a crimson rim
Bouquet: Fynbos and sour cherry dominate the nose with a touch graphite
Taste: Dark fruit notes such as prune and blueberry with hints of pine needle The palate is silky with firm tannins and a lengthy finish Excellent drinkability and aging potential that will mature to further degrees of finesse and complexity.

2023

  • Tim Atkin South Africa Report - Best value red wine of the year
  • Mundus Vini Summer tasting - Silver
  • Wine Mag - 90 points

2022

  • Platters 4 star
  • International Wine and Spirit Competition – 91 points
  • Veritas – Gold
  • Wine Mag – 92 points
  • James Suckling – 91 points

2021

  • Platters 4 star
  • 90 points Tim Atkins South Africa report

2020

  • Gilbert & Gaillard International Tasting Gold
  • Vitis Vinifera Awards Gold
  • Platters 4 star

2019

  • Veritas Gold
  • Winemag rating – 92 points

Perfect on its own or with roast chicken, pork belly and grilled beef. This wine also pairs well with matured cheese such as Cheddar and Edam and is a
lovely accompaniment to creamy pasta dishes like wild mushroom risotto or alfredo.

Alcohol: 14% by vol
Residual sugar: 2,7 g/l
Total acidity: 5.8 g/l
pH: 3.6
Extract: 30.3

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. The cellar was built in 1920. Alto has 93 hectares under vines. The trellised vineyards cling to the high granite slopes, ideal for the cultivation of red wine varieties. Harvesting at Alto traditionally only starts at the end of February / beginning March due to the cooling influence of the southerly breezes during this time. This ensures gradual ripening of the grapes and contributes to the development of delicate flavour in the fruit.

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"

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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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Our iconic Alto Rouge is an exquisite blend of 5 varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. A bright, rich red with excellent drinkability and aging potential. It is the ideal wine to enjoy with friends and pairs well with roast chicken, matured cheeses and a traditional South African Braai.