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Estate Blend 2022

R 450.00

The Estate Blend 2022 is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, and10% Cabernet Franc. This wine features tones of fynbos, pencil-shavings and a slight salty, maritime presence with hints of black-currant. The Estate Blend is a beautiful representation of our the 3 main varieties on our Estate. 

A cool growing season following the cold, wet Cape winter of 2021 resulted in our grapes ripening slower than usual, allowing for more deeply concentrated flavours. This wine is made from grapes of north-facing vines, between 14 and 28 years old, that grow in decomposed granite soil 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 tons per hectare.

The 3 grape varieties used in this blend ripen at different times and were harvested at 24° to 25° Balling. Each varietal was vinified separately and fermented on the skins for 7 to 21 days at 24° to 26°C in closed stainless-steel tanks. The fermenting mash was pumped over several times a day. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel, racked once and matured for 18 months in 70% new French oak barrels.

Colour: Deep, inky-dark red.

Bouquet: Intoxicating aromas of fynbos, pencil-shavings and a slight salty, maritime presence with hints of black-currant.

Taste: Flavours of black-currant follow through from the nose with plum, dried fig and nuances of tobacco leaf. The tannins are firm, muscular and complex. This wine is ready to enjoy now but will age beautifully over the next 10-15 years.

2023

  • Platter's 5 star
  • Platter's Red Blend Wine of the year
  • Veritas Gold
  • Wine mag 93 points

2022

  • Michelangelo International Wine and Spirit competition Gold
  • Tim Atkin 93 points
  • James Suckling 92 points

The Alto Estate Blend pairs perfectly with smoked red meat and beef fillet, as well as with mature cheese, rich poultry and Spanish or Italian style dishes.

Alcohol: 14.5% by vol

Residual sugar: 3.0 g/l

Total acidity: 6.0 g/l

pH: 3,61

Extract: 32.8 g/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. 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"

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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The Estate Blend 2022 is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, and10% Cabernet Franc. This wine features tones of fynbos, pencil-shavings and a slight salty, maritime presence with hints of black-currant. The Estate Blend is a beautiful representation of our the 3 main varieties on our Estate.