06 Feb Alvi’s Drift Chardonnay & Pinotage Rose
TREAT YOUR VALENTINE WITH AWARDED WINE
According to an Article written by Elev8, the origins of St. Valentine’s Day lie in the ancient Roman fertility festival Lupercalia, which was celebrated on February 15. During the festival, young women would place their names in a large urn. The young men would draw a name from the urn and then be romantically linked with that young woman for the following year.
The modern practice of exchanging cards, chocolates and/or flowers with their special valentine is one of the many American traditions which has been exported around the world through popular culture. Given the challenge of what to give the special person in your life, a bottle of award winning wine might be the answer.
Which wine to select is where we can be of assistance.
It may not be as straight forward as you might have thought. Things to keep in mind such as the day of the week, weather forecast, indoor or outdoor dining, ambiance and of course the cuisine.
The 2016 Alvi’s Drift Chardonnay is a great all round wine.
Suitably full flavoured for a cool evening, or served chilled if the weather is warm. Perfect with fish or Asian dishes, but also complimentary to red meats and a wide range of cheeses. The wine received Double Gold at Vitis Vinifera 2016 and is affordable to boot! Lightly wooded, the wine has a lovely straw colour with aromas of ripe apricots, peaches and spanspek. The palate is full and creamy with subtle roasted nut characters balancing the fruit aromas. Alvi’s Drift Chardonnay is especially suited to white meat such as pork, chicken and turkey.
What is Valentine’s Day without dessert?
The 2016 Alvi’s Drift Pinotage Rose, also awarded Gold Award Vitis Vinifera 2016, is just off dry, making it a more serious style of rose. Great with a range of cheeses, but equally at home with the traditional strawberry and chocolate pairing for the those who enjoy a sweeter end to the evening. The wine has a bright, attractive pink colour with aromas of fresh berries. A perfect partner to any Summer occasion but especially suited to picnics and other outdoor events.
Dare to be different and treat your Valentine with awarded wine.