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Icon Albertus Viljoen Chenin Blanc

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Icon Albertus Viljoen Chenin Blanc

White Wine
100% Chenin Blanc

This brilliant straw-coloured wine has a complex nose dominated by nectarine and peach, with notes of fresh cream, vanilla pod and hints of roasted cashew. Elegant, rich and velvety, this wine boasts a full and complex palate, with ripe fruit characters following through from the nose, and fan-tailing out to a lingering finish.

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 CHENIN BLANC: 2020
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2021: Great Gold
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2021: Gold

ALBERTUS VILJOEN CHENIN BLANC: 2019
Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge 2020: Top 10 Finalist
NWC & Top 100 2020: Top 100
NWC & Top 100 2020: Double Platinum
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2020: Gold
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2021: Great Gold
Sommeliers Choice Awards 2021: Gold
Sommeliers Choice Awards 2021: Wine Of The Year
Tim Atkins Tasting Report 2021: 91 Points
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2021: Gold
Veritas Awards 2021: Gold

ALBERTUS VILJOEN CHENIN BLANC: 2018
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2019: Great Gold
NWC & Top 100 2019: Double Gold
Veritas Awards 2019: Gold
Wine Of The Month Club 2019: Best Chenin Blanc In SA
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2020: Great Gold
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2020: 93 Points
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2020: Great Gold
Tim Atkins Tasting Report 2020: 91 Points
South African Wine Index 2020: Platinum Certificate Of Excellence
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2021: 4½ Stars

ALBERTUS VILJOEN CHENIN BLANC: 2017
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2018: Great Gold
Veritas Awards 2018: Double Gold
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2018: Gold
NWC & Top 100 2018: Top 100
NWC & Top 100 2018: Double Platinum
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2018: 90 Points
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2019: Great Gold
NWC & Top 100 2019: Double Gold
South African Wine Index 2019: Platinum Certificate Of Excellence

ALBERTUS VILJOEN CHENIN BLANC: 2016
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2017: Great Gold
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2017: Gold
NWC & Top 100 2018: Top 100
NWC & Top 100 2018: Double Platinum
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2018: Gold
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2019: Gold
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2018: 90 Points

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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: 160015
  • ALCOHOL

    2017: 13,8%
    2018:
    13,5%
    2019:
    13,7%
    2020:
    13,4%

  • RESIDUAL SUGAR

    2017: 5,2 g/l
    2018:
    4,5 g/l
    2019:
    4,4 g/l
    2020:
    4,4 g/l

  • ACIDITY

    2017: 6.8 g/l
    2018:
    6,9 g/l
    2019:
    6,9 g/l
    2020:
    6,7 g/l

  • pH

    2017: 3,1
    2018:
    3,2
    2019:
    3,2
    2020:
    3,0

SERVING SUGGESTION

This wine brilliantly complements grilled fish drizzled with lemon-butter sauce, grilled chicken or a fresh Caesar salad. Perfect to serve with soft cheeses like Brie, Camembert or Chevre.

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.

The pinnacle of all Alvi’s Drift Chenin Blanc wines, the grapes for our Albertus Viljoen Chenin Blanc are hand-selected from our established, 25- to 40-year old Chenin Blanc vineyards in the cool, early morning hours; then whole-bunch pressed to ensure the preservation of natural fruit flavours.

IN THE CELLAR

To make this wine, a variety of Chenin Blanc grapes were carefully selected for their unique characteristics from well-established Alvi’s Drift vineyards. After pressing, grape juice was 100% barrel fermented utilising a combination of wild yeast and cultured yeast fermentation.

After fermentation, the wine was kept on lees to improve mouthfeel and complexity, then barrel-matured in oak for at least 11 months, with regular bâtonnage applied. After maturation, wine from each barrel was individually tasted before blending. This wine boasts superior structure and will improve with maturation of at least five years.

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