renowned Golden Triangle is named in recognition of the fact that the estates
in this area all represent some of South Africa’s best red wine producers. North
westerly facing and high on the slopes of the Helderberg the soils in the area
are an agglomeration of weathered granite and sandstone with moisture retaining
clay underlays. Cooling breezes from False Bay have a moderating effect on
temperatures at these estates thus allowing long ripening conditions which
improve both flavor and structural components in the resulting wines.
the Latin name indicating lofty notions in both location and focus, was
established in 1693. There are some 230 acres of vines on the estate which is
currently a strictly red wine producer.
wines produced at Alto are encouraged to undergo maloactic fermentation in tank
prior to aging in a combination of predominantly French oak with small
proportions of American and Hungarian oak employed to add complexity. The wines
display classic varietal and terroir specific characteristics.
dark fruit, capsicum and spice aromas come to the fore. The wine is rich and
full-bodied on the palate with a silky tannic core and lingering finish.
The wine will pair well with roasts, grilled meats and rich pasta dishes.
now or cellar for up to five years
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