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Icon Albertus Viljoen Chardonnay 2020

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Icon Albertus Viljoen Chardonnay 2020

White Wine
100% Chardonnay

Star bright and pale-lemon in colour with youthful lime-green hues, this wine boasts complex aromas of ripe citrus, lemon blossom and pear drops, with hints of flint and lanolin on the nose. The wine’s palate is packed with citrus zest, pear and clear minerality, while its animated acidity is tempered by a vibrant, yet elegant mid-palate weight. The wine’s creamy texture leads to a long-lingering finish that pleasantly echoes notes from the initial palate.

This is a great opportunity for those who enjoy aged white wine. Please note that there was a bottle variation, affecting possibly one out of every 12 bottles, making them age a little faster. Pricing has been marked down to compensate for this.

Limited Quantity
Exclusive to Wine Club Members

R1 794 R1 166
6 x 750 ml
R194 per Bottle

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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.

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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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