A beautiful, intense purple-and-black-cherry colour, this wine offers all the inviting, forthcoming aromas true to this classic South African variety. Expect bramble berries, red cherries, dried banana, violets and hints of vanilla on the nose. With smooth and silky tannins, this wine is full-rounded on the palate with a beautifully lingering fruit finish.
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Cultivar, analysis and award information of all vintages is for informational purposes only.
Due to legal restrictions, purchase quantity is limited to 180 bottles (30 cases) per customer.
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2019: 4,5 g/l
2020: 4,5 g/l
2019: 5,7 g/l
2020: 5,7 g/l
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.
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 grapes are carefully hand harvested from selected Pinotage vineyards in the cool, early morning hours to ensure optimal quality and flavour.
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.
To produce this wine, hand-harvested grapes from selected Pinotage vineyards are destemmed, crushed, cold soaked and then fermented on the skins for at least a week. To add to the wine’s complexity, at least 30% of the blend is sourced from our barrel-matured Pinotage.
"Probably the best wine I’ve ever had!"
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