Pinotage (6 x 750ml)

(10 customer reviews)

R414.00 R378.00

(R62 x 6 bottles)

52 in stock


ADS Pinotage  

The Grapes

Our vineyards are grown using a philosophy of minimal intervention and fertilized with natural compost. The best blocks of each varietal at Alvi’s Drift are maticuliously managed to optimise qaulity. These pinotage grapes were selectively harvested to ensure only healthy, ripe bunches were used for production.

In The Cellar

The grapes were crushed into open concrete fermentors where they stayed for the next ten days. Immediately after crushing, juice was drawn off to improve the colour and body of the wine. The wine was fermented on skins and punched down by hand five times per day to maximise colour extraction in a gentle manner. After fermentation the wine was matured with French and American oak for 8 months where it also finished malolactic fermentation.

The Wine

Alvi’s Drift Pinotage has been a speciality of the cellar since it was first bottled in 2006. The wine has a strong, medium dark colour with a garnet hue. The bouquet and palate are filled with juicy, ripe berry characters with mulberry and blackberry dominating. The tannin structure is well balanced with the oak and fruit. Subtle vanillin oak is integrated with hints of chocolate and dark cherries. A lovely wine for roast meat or duck.


5.2 Alc- 14.11% TA- 5.4 pH- 3.58



Additional Information
Best Value

Winner of the RECM Best Value Wine Guide

Reviews (10)

10 reviews for Pinotage (6 x 750ml)

  1. abpurdue (verified owner)

    Finest Pinotage I have tasted

    • admin (verified owner)

      Really glad you like it as much as we do! Thank you for the feedback.

  2. Freddy Anthony

    Your wines is the best. Pinotage is perfect.

  3. Rudi (verified owner)

    Pinotage is just the best by far!

  4. Heidi

    I’m enjoying a glass of your Pinotage 2017 right now for the first time ever. Congratulations, this is an excellent Pinotage!!

  5. Nicolene

    Truly the best pinotage I’ve had!

    • Alvisdrift (verified owner)

      Compliments like these keeps us smiling 🙂 Thank you Nicolene

  6. Joy

    I recently visited South Africa from Australia. I was introduced to Pinotage, tried a few from other estates and found yours to be the VERY best. So good i fact I brought two bottles home to share with friends. I’ve always been a chardonnay drinker, but this red has converted me.

    • Alvisdrift (verified owner)

      Hi Joy

      Was this your first visit to S.A? You must be use to great wines coming from Australia so this is a HUGE compliment! Thank you very much for the fantastic compliment.

  7. Aurelie

    From south Africa to Guadeloupe French Island… we love this wine, even after a long travel around the world !

  8. jackie (verified owner)

    Best Pinotage on the market. Just wish I purchased a bit more in lockdown as I cannot see it lasting.

    • Alvisdrift (verified owner)

      We have more where that came from 🙂

  9. Lisabetta Lollis

    Every time I pour a glass I’m smiling. What a wonderful Pinotage!
    When’s the next vintage out for sale?

    • Alvisdrift (verified owner)

      Hi Lizabetta, your post made us all smile! Online shop open so please go ahead an order that Pinotage 🙂

  10. Beverley Low (verified owner)

    I have always been a red wine lover and the Pinotage is by far the best I have ever tasted, well recommended, also love the Cabinet and Shiraz. Ordered Online during the last lock down just lasted and have ordered again hopefully wont have another lockdown.

    Alvi’s Drift wines best by far………

    • Alvisdrift (verified owner)

      Beverley, that is such a lovely compliment. Thank you. We’ve got stiff competition out there so this is wonderful feedback 🙂

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