Alto Estate 1997

Deep ruby. Delicate, with aromas of cherries, violets and green peppers. A medium- to full-bodied red, well balanced and with soft tannins. Flavours of ripe cherries, some plummy fruit, and spice.


variety : Merlot | 65% Merlot, 24% Cabernet, 11% Shiraz
winery : Alto Estate
winemaker : Schalk van der Westhuizen
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.7 % vol  rs : 2.4 g/l  pH : 3.52  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : This wine is enjoyable now, but has so much structure that it will develop even more complexity when cellared for the next 3 to 4 years.

about the harvest: All three grape varieties were harvested at an average Balling of 22.5° from the middle of February till the middle of March 1997.

in the cellar : The grapes were fermented and matured in small French oak separately and the assemblage only made prior to bottling.

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