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Alto Shiraz 2013

R 450.00

The Shiraz 2013 is smoky with spicy undertones and laced with layers of blackcurrants and prunes, it is a full-bodied wine with a creamy mouthfeel and a good tannic backbone. This vintage spent 18 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels which adds complexity to the overall...

The grapes for this wine came from vineyards planted in deep, red, decomposed granite and clay soils on a north-westerly slope, situated some 100 m to 150 m above sea level. The vines are grown under dryland conditions and are trellised on a five-wire hedge system. They yielded 5 to 6 tons per hectare.

The grapes were harvested by hand at 26° to 27° Balling at the end of March. After destalking and crushing, the juice was fermented for seven days on the skins in stainless-steel tanks at 25° to 27°C. We use a pumover system. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in wood for 18 months, using a combination of French (40%) and American (60%) first-, second- and third-fill barrels.

Colour: Ruby red.

Bouquet: Blackcurrant and prunes with smoky, spicy undertones laced with berry and fruit.

Taste: Full-bodied with delicate spice, prune and plum flavours, a creamy mouthfeel and a good tannic backbone.

Veritas silver

Shiraz SA top 12

Gold at the Syrah du monde

Platter’s 4.5 star

Excellent enjoyed with Mediterranean dishes such as spicy lamb and meat casseroles, roasts, oxtail and even the traditional South African barbeque.

Alcohol: 14,78% by volume

Residual sugar: 4.4 g/l

Total acidity: 5.5 g/l

pH: 3,52

Extract: 33.9 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. 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

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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"
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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

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Dress Size Chart (Inch)
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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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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 Shiraz 2013 is smoky with spicy undertones and laced with layers of blackcurrants and prunes, it is a full-bodied wine with a creamy mouthfeel and a good tannic backbone. This vintage spent 18 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels which adds complexity to the overall wine. Awarded with a Veritas silver, Shiraz SA top 12, Gold at the Syrah du monde and a Platter’s 4.5 star; this wine shows the consistent quality that Alto wines are renowned for