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Icon Albertus Viljoen Chardonnay

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Icon Albertus Viljoen Chardonnay

White Wine
100% Chardonnay

This complex, golden-hued wine offers beguiling aromas of lemon cream, honey melon, pears and vanilla – with just a hint of toasted hazelnuts. Lush, ripe fruit follows through on the palate with an impeccable sugar-and-acid balance. This opulent, full-bodied wine has a velvety mouthfeel and a long fruit-driven finish, which lingers beautifully. It has great aging potential and will benefit from two to five years of cellar maturation.

R1 620
6 x 750 ml
R270 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

ALBERTUS VILJOEN CHARDONNAY: 2020
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2021: Great Gold
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2021: Gold

ALBERTUS VILJOEN CHARDONNAY: 2019
NWC & Top 100 2020: Double Gold
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2021: 4½ Stars
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2021: Gold
Sommeliers Choice Awards 2021: Gold

ALBERTUS VILJOEN CHARDONNAY: 2018
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2019: Great Gold
NWC & Top 100 2019: Top 100
NWC & Top 100 2019: Double Platinum
Wine Of The Month Club 2019: Best Chardonnay In SA
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2020: Gold
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2020: 90 Points
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2020: Gold

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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: 160018
  • ALCOHOL

    2018: 13,5%
    2019:
    13,3%
    2020:
    13,3%

  • RESIDUAL SUGAR

    2018: 4,5 g/l
    2019:
    4,4 g/l
    2020:
    4,5 g/l

  • ACIDITY

    2018: 7,9 g/l
    2019:
    6,7g/l
    2020:
    6,7 g/l

  • pH

    2018: 3,0
    2019: 3,2
    2020:
    3,2

SERVING SUGGESTION

This wine is a wonderful companion to roast duck, fish terrine as well as duck or fish pâté. It will also complement a pork rillette, roasted quail with a herb-butter sauce and creamy, mature Brie served with fresh baguette.

HERITAGE

In 1928, our family patriarch, Albertus Viljoen van der Merwe – “Alvi” to his friends – established a farm south of the town of Worcester, South Africa. Alvi’s son, Bertie, started wine production on the family farm and today the award-winning Alvi’s Drift wines are created by winemaker Alvi van der Merwe, Oupa Alvi’s grandson and namesake.

Our Albertus Viljoen Icon range showcases full-bodied, barrel-fermented wines of outstanding character and complexity.

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.

Harvested from our prime, older Alvi’s Drift vineyards, the Chardonnay grapes for this wine were grown in the limestone-rich soils found on the banks of the Breede River.

IN THE CELLAR

To create this wine, Chardonnay grapes were carefully selected for their unique characteristics from diverse, well-established Alvi’s Drift vineyards. After pressing, grape juice was 100% barrel fermented in both new and used French and Burgundian oak, with only wild yeast fermentation applied.

After fermentation, the wine was barrel-matured for no less than 11 months with regular bâtonnage applied. After maturation, wine from each barrel was individually tasted before blending to showcase the character and complexity of both terroir and vintage. This wine will improve with cellar maturation of two to five years.

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