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Alto Shiraz 2007

Алто Шираз 2007

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Producer:
Alto (Алто)
Country:
South Africa (Южна Африка) 
Region:
Stellenbosch
Vintage:
2007
Other vintages: 
2004 [100]
Variety:
Syrah (Сира (Syrah))
€ 16.36  
Added by rms
22 Nov 2010

Winemaker's notes:
lto, 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 smaller farm Alto, a reference to its altitude (some slopes rise as high as 500m above sea level) and his striving for excellence.


Colour: Ruby red.
Bouquet: Blackcurrant and prunes with smoky, spicy undertones laced with berry and fruit.
Taste: A full-bodied wine with delicate spices followed by prunes and plums and a
creamy mouthfeel with a good tannic
backbone.

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Temperature: 16 °C
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