Intense black-cherry coloured with youthful purple shades, this wine is medium- to full-bodied with a spicy nose, showcasing rich, ripe mulberries, red cherries and a hint of lavender. In perfect balance with its gentle, yet firm tannins, the fruit follows through on the palate, lingering with a charming, spicy finish.
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.
28% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Petit Verdot
16% Cabernet Sauvignon
9% Petit Verdot
20.4% Cabernet Sauvignon
5.2% Petit Verdot
SPECIAL CUVÉE: 2020
South African Wine Index 2021: Grand Gold Certificate Of Excellence
SPECIAL CUVÉE: 2019
NWC & Top 100 2021: Double Gold
Ultra Value Wines Awards 2021: Gold
SPECIAL CUVÉE: 2018
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2020: Gold
NWC & Top 100 2020: Top 100
NWC & Top 100 2020: Double Platinum
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2021: 4 Stars
SPECIAL CUVÉE: 2017
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2018: Double Gold
Veritas Awards 2018: Gold
Ultra Value Wines Awards 2018 / 2019: Gold
NWC & Top 100 2019: Double Gold
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: 5,5 g/l
2019: 5,7 g/l
2020: 6,1 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 selectively hand harvested 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.
Created entirely from estate-grown grapes; once inside the cellar, each variety in this blended wine is vinified separately, showcasing the distinct character of each grape varietal. Only the highest-quality oak barrels are used to mature this elegant, memorable wine.