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Exclusive Martial Pinotage

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Exclusive Martial Pinotage

Red Wine
100% Pinotage

This wine boasts a medium, deep-purple colour with a youthful ruby rim. Juicy, ripe black cherry and blackberry characters dominate both bouquet and palate supported by a balanced tannin structure, with subtle hints of vanilla following through on the palate.

R870
24 x 187 ml
R36 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.

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PINOTAGE: 2017
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2021: 3½ Stars

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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: 150800
  • ALCOHOL

    2018: 13,6%

  • RESIDUAL SUGAR

    2018: 4,4 g/l

  • ACIDITY

    2018: 5,5 g/l

  • pH

    2018: 3,5

SERVING SUGGESTION

This wine can be enjoyed with most red meats, as well as mature gouda or cheddar cheese. It will also complement sushi and seared tuna and pairs well with any creamy coconut curry.

HERITAGE

The endangered martial eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) is a large predatory bird with a wingspan of up to 2.3m, native to sub-Saharan Africa. Perceived as a threat to livestock, this spectacular bird has become one of the most persecuted bird species in the world.

At Alvi’s Drift, we are actively taking steps to create an environment that will encourage and protect the martial eagle and other eagle species on our farm. Our winery honours this great eagle with a unique range of wines which showcases the boldness and elegance of this magnificent bird.

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.

Once delivered to our cellar, hand-harvested Pinotage grapes are crushed into roto-fermenters, then transferred to fermentation tanks and left to ferment for approximately seven days. Juice is drawn off on skins to enhance the wine’s colour and flavour intensity, after which the wine is selectively matured in American oak for up to eight months prior to bottling.

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R870
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