Red Wine

Flagship Verreaux Pinotage

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Flagship Verreaux Pinotage

Red Wine
100% Pinotage

Made without compromise in small volumes only, our Verreaux Pinotage boasts intense colour with robust tannins and notes of juicy, ripe black cherries and plums. Complementing the fruit are complex flavours of nuts, spice and vanilla. Blended from individually selected barrels, this medium to full-bodied wine will reach its full potential after 8-10 years of careful cellar maturation.

R3 150
6 x 750 ml
R525 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.

Awards

VERREAUX PINOTAGE: 2019
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2021: Great Gold
NWC & Top 100 2021: Top 100
NWC & Top 100 2021: Double Platinum
Tim Atkins Tasting Report 2021: 92 Points
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2021: Great Gold

VERREAUX PINOTAGE: 2018
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2020: Great Gold
NWC & Top 100 2020: Top 100
NWC & Top 100 2020: Double Platinum
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2020: Great Gold
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2020: Double Gold
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2021: 4½ Stars
NWC & Top 100 2021: Top 100
NWC & Top 100 2021: Double Platinum
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2021: Great Gold

VERREAUX PINOTAGE: 2017
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2019: Great Gold
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2019: Great Gold
NWC & Top 100 2019: Top 100
NWC & Top 100 2019: Double Platinum
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2020: Highly Recommended
NWC & Top 100 2020: Top 100
NWC & Top 100 2020: Double Platinum
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2020: Great Gold
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2020: Gold
Tim Atkins Tasting Report 2020: 90 Points
South African Wine Index 2020: Platinum Certificate Of Excellence

VERREAUX PINOTAGE: 2016
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2018: Great Gold
Wine Of The Month Club 2018: Best Pinotage in SA
NWC & Top 100 2018: Double Gold
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2018: Gold
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2018: Gold
International Wine & Spirits Competition - Hong Kong 2018: Gold
NWC & Top 100 2019: Double Gold
Veritas Awards 2019: Gold
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2019: Wine Of The Year
South African Wine Index 2019: Platinum Certificate Of Excellence

VERREAUX PINOTAGE: 2015
Absa Top 10 Pinotage 2018: Top 10 Finalist
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2018: Great Gold
NWC & Top 100 2018: Top 100
NWC & Top 100 2018: Double Platinum
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2018: Great Gold
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2019: Wine Of The Year

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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: 160025
  • ALCOHOL

    2017: 13,9%
    2018:
    13,7%
    2019:
    13,6%
    2020:
    13,5%

  • RESIDUAL SUGAR

    2017: 4,3 g/l
    2018:
    4,4 g/l
    2019:
    4,6 g/l
    2020:
    4,5g/l

  • ACIDITY

    2017: 6,3 g/l
    2018:
    5,8 g/l
    2019:
    5,6 g/l
    2020:
    5,9 g/l

  • pH

    2017: 3,4
    2018:
    3,4
    2019:
    3,5
    2020:
    3,5

SERVING SUGGESTION

Enjoy this wine with roast venison, grilled steak or duck dishes.

HERITAGE

The mighty Verreaux eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) is a large predatory bird with a wingspan of up to 2.3 m, native to sub-Saharan Africa.

A common sight in the skies above Alvi’s Drift, this rare and magnificent eagle with its unmistakable jet-black colouration and distinct white “V” on its back has a unique hunting technique, hunting primarily from a high soar by stooping on its quarry. 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 Verreaux eagle and other eagle species on our farm. Alvi’s Drift honours this legendary South African bird with a unique South African wine that soars above all others.

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 winery vineyards are ideally positioned for producing remarkable South African wines of unique character and complexity.

Created entirely from estate-grown fruit, the grapes for our flagship Verreaux Pinotage are cultivated from limestone soil in a 30-year old vineyard. Once perfect ripeness is established, grapes are selectively hand harvested in the cool, early morning hours to ensure optimal quality and flavour.

IN THE CELLAR

To create this wine, crushed Pinotage grapes are transferred to our winery’s traditional, open-top concrete fermentation tanks, built by our family patriarch almost a century ago. During fermentation, to increase skin-to-juice contact, the labour-intensive punch-down method (French: pigéage) is applied by hand, up to eight times daily.

Juice is left to soak for a few days to extract optimum flavour and colour from the skins. After fermentation, the wine matures in a combination of new French and American oak barrels for 22 months.

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