The excellence of Alto wines was re-affirmed in dramatic fashion at the illustrious Veritas Awards on Saturday when every wine entered by the renowned Stellenbosch winery was singled out for a medal, including two Golds. Gold medals went to the Alto Signature Red Blend 2015 and Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – two of only 15% awarded to contenders.
As the longest running and biggest competition in South Africa, Veritas has earned its reputation as one of South Africa’s most authoritative and credible competitions for market-ready wines. Wines are tasted blind by panels that consist of local and international experts. The winners were announced at a black-tie gala dinner attended by some 700 industry and VIP guests, and hosted at the CTICC in Cape Town.
The Veritas judges awarded Silver medals to the Alto Shiraz 2016, Fine Old Vintage 2012 and Bronze to the Alto Rouge 2016, confirming their achievements at many other recent prestigious competitions. Among them, the Alto Cabernet Sauvignon and Alto Rouge were awarded Gold at the most recent Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards.
Award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin’s authoritative annual report on South African wines, released just last month, singled out almost every single wine in the Alto portfolio for a rating score of 90+. He awarded the Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 with 93 points; Alto MPHS 2013, 94; Alto Rouge 2016, 90; and, Alto Signature Red Blend 2015, 94.
In July at the 2018 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, the title of Best Cabernet Sauvignon overall was awarded to Alto for its 2014 vintage. Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards highlights the success with which a wine reflects its provenance – its soils, climate and aspect.
The winery’s glittering performance at Veritas once again adds to a legacy of excellence for which the estate is internationally famous.
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