221 Range

221 Sauvignon Blanc

221 Range

221 Sauvignon Blanc

White Wine
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Sparkling bright with a pale-straw colour and youthful, lime-green edge, this wine boasts a forthcoming nose with intense aromas of fig leaf, gooseberry, and lemon zest. Conjuring images of spring and early summer, the wine’s crisp acidity and lively acids are beautifully balanced with ripe-fruit aromas following through on the palate, lingering to a fresh, lemony finish.

R630
6 x 750 ml
R105 per Bottle

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  • ALCOHOL

    2022: 13,7%

  • RESIDUAL SUGAR

    2022: 4,5 g/l

  • ACIDITY

    2022: 6,6 g/l

  • pH

    2022: 3,3

SERVING SUGGESTION

The wines in our 221 range were specifically created with fun food pairing in mind. Serve this wine with freshly steamed asparagus, ceviche or goats’ cheese-and-tomato quiche. Ideally served between 7 ˚C and 12 ˚C, our 221 Sauvignon Blanc will mature well for another 3-5 years.

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 – to this day. Today, the family farm is home to the Alvi’s Drift winery, known for producing internationally acclaimed, world-class wines of exceptional quality and value. 

With our 221 range, we pay tribute to our patriarch, Oupa Alvi, and our phenomenal South African Springbok rugby team.

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ON THE VINES

The grapes for our 221 Sauvignon Blanc wines are hand-harvested from carefully selected, prime vineyards on our wine farm. Harvesting takes place in the cool, early morning hours, ensuring that sugar levels are stable and that the concentration of aromas and flavours in grapes is optimal. 

IN THE CELLAR

Only the best-quality, free-run juice is used to produce this unique Sauvignon Blanc wine. An intriguing blend of barrel-matured and fresh, crisp, tank-fermented Sauvignon Blanc, approximately 25% of this wine was wild-yeast fermented, before being aged in older French oak barrels to provide complexity and depth of flavour. The remainder of the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks, highlighting the wonderful, primary-fruit character of this vintage.

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OUR WHITE WINES

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