Red Wine

221 Special Cuvée Blend

221 Range

221 Special Cuvée Blend

Red Wine
Blend

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.

R660 R570
6 x 750 ml
R95 per Bottle


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.

Cultivars 2020

41% Shiraz
28% Cabernet Sauvignon
13% Pinotage
5% Petit Verdot
5% Grenache
4% Viognier
4% Durif

Cultivars 2019

33% Shiraz
23% Durif
16% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Pinotage
9% Petit Verdot
7% Grenache
2% Viognier

Cultivars 2018

38.8% Shiraz
20.4% Cabernet Sauvignon
15.6% Pinotage
9.5% Grenache
5.7% Durif
5.2% Petit Verdot
4.7% Viognier

Awards

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

Bulk Price Request

Due to legal restrictions, purchase quantity is limited to 180 bottles (30 cases) per customer.
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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: 150708
  • ALCOHOL

    2019: 13,5%
    2020:
    13,7%

  • RESIDUAL SUGAR

    2019: 4,5 g/l
    2020:
    5,5 g/l

  • ACIDITY

    2019: 5,7 g/l
    2020:
    6,1 g/l

  • pH

    2019: 3,5
    2020:
    3,4

SERVING SUGGESTION

This wine will complement most red meat dishes. Enjoy with any pasta with a meaty sauce, or with spicy vegetable dishes. It also pairs well with creamy gorgonzola or well-matured cheddar cheese.

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 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.

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.

ALL OUR BLENDS

R1 800
R300 per Bottle x 6
R780 R660
R110 per Bottle x 6
R960 R810
R135 per Bottle x 6
R660 R570
R95 per Bottle x 6
R660
R110 per Bottle x 6
R660
R110 per Bottle x 6
R1 050
R175 per Bottle x 6
R1 710
R285 per Bottle x 6