White Wine

221 Chenin Blanc

221 Range

221 Chenin Blanc

White Wine
100% Chenin Blanc

This Chenin Blanc has a brilliant, pale-straw colour and a complex, fruit-driven nose of ripe, white peach, stewed apple and just a hint of blossom honey following through on the palate. The silky-smooth and creamy palate offers refreshing acidity, with a long, lingering fruit-and-fresh-lemon finish.

R600 R510
6 x 750 ml
R85 per Bottle


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Awards

CHENIN BLANC: 2020
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2021: Gold
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2021: Gold
Veritas Awards 2021: Double Gold

CHENIN BLANC: 2019
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2020: Gold
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2020: Good Value
Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge 2020: Top 10 Finalist
NWC & Top 100 2020: Double Gold
Tim Atkins Tasting Report 2020: 90 Points
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2021: 4 Stars
Sommeliers Choice Awards 2021: Gold

CHENIN BLANC: 2018
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2019: Gold
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2019: Gold

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The vintage depends on availability and cannot be selected during online purchases.
Cultivar, analysis and award information of all vintages is for informational purposes only.
SKU CODE: 150702
  • ALCOHOL

    2019: 13,7%
    2020:
    13,4%
    2021: 13,7%

  • RESIDUAL SUGAR

    2019: 4,6 g/l
    2020:
    4,6 g/l
    2021: 4,8 g/l

  • ACIDITY

    2019: 6,6 g/l
    2020:
    6,6 g/l
    2021: 6,5 g/l

  • pH

    2019: 3,2
    2020:
    3,1
    2021: 3,1

SERVING SUGGESTION

Serve this wine with soft cheeses like Chevre, Brie or Camembert. It will also complement grilled fish drizzled with lemon-butter sauce, grilled chicken or a fresh Caesar salad.

HERITAGE

In 1928, the All Black rugby team, known as “the invincibles” was unassailable. They arrived on South African shores after completing an undefeated tour of France and the British colonies, expecting to continue their winning streak. The rugby world was rocked when a young unknown, 19-year old Albertus Viljoen van der Merwe, “Alvi” to his friends, scored the first try in history against the All Blacks on African soil. 

Our charismatic founder gripped the rugby world’s imagination by scoring this historic try, going on to be selected as the 221st player to play for the Springboks – South Africa’s national rugby team. With Alvi in their ranks, the Springboks turned the tide on “the invincibles”, going on to tour the UK and Europe undefeated. 

Alvi’s farm in Worcester, South Africa has continued this winning legacy, remaining family owned and home to three generations of the Van Der Merwe family. Today, it is home to the Alvi’s Drift winery, producing internationally acclaimed, world-class wines of exceptional quality and value. 

With our 221 range of Alvi’s Drift wines, we pay tribute to our patriarch, Oupa Alvi, and our winning Springbok rugby team.

ON THE VINES

With an ideal Mediterranean microclimate, an abundance of soil diversity and water from the life-giving Breede River, the Alvi’s Drift vineyards are ideally positioned for producing remarkable South African wines of unique character and complexity.

Our vineyards are sustainably fertilised with natural compost produced on our farm. Come harvest time, our Chenin Blanc grapes are selectively hand harvested in the cool, early morning hours to ensure optimal quality and flavour.

IN THE CELLAR

In the Alvi’s Drift cellar, our winemaking team strongly focuses on preserving the fruit-driven expression of the grapes that go into our award-winning South African wines.

Only the best-quality, free-run juice was used to produce this unique Chenin Blanc – a truly one-of-a-kind wine unlike any other produced in our cellar. A blend of barrel-matured and fresh, crisp tank-fermented Chenin Blanc; 20-30% of this wine was fermented and aged in French oak barrels, with the balance fermented in stainless steel tanks.

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