With its striking pale-lemon colour, this Chenin Blanc / Viognier / Chardonnay blend has a lovely brilliance and a complex nose, offering aromas of peach, stewed quince, honeysuckle, hazelnuts and hints of butterscotch. It boasts a structured, well-rounded palate, extremely well-balanced tannins and acids, with fruit following through with great length to a memorable finish.
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.
67% Chenin Blanc
67% Chenin Blanc
CVC BLEND: 2020
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2021: Gold
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2021: Gold
CVC BLEND: 2019
NWC & Top 100 2020: Double Gold
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2020: Gold
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2020: Gold
South African Wine Index 2020: Platinum Certificate Of Excellence
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2021: 4½ Stars
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2021: Gold
Sommeliers Choice Awards 2021: Gold
Tim Atkins Tasting Report 2021: 92 Points
CVC BLEND: 2018
NWC & Top 100 2019: Top 100
NWC & Top 100 2019: Double Platinum
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2019
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2020: Gold
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2020: Good Value
Tim Atkins Tasting Report 2020: 90 Points
South African Wine Index 2019: Grand Gold Certificate Of Excellence
CVC BLEND: 2017
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2018: Gold
NWC & Top 100 2019: Double Gold
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2019: Gold
CVC BLEND: 2016
NWC & Top 100 2017: Double Gold
International Wine & Spirits Awards: Spain 2017: Gold
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2018: 94 Points
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2018: Gold
Due to legal restrictions, purchase quantity is limited to 180 bottles (30 cases) per customer.
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2018: 4,7 g/l
2019: 4,5 g/l
2020: 4,5 g/l
2018: 6,7 g/l
2019: 6,6 g/l
2020: 6,8 g/l
The wine labels on bottles from our Reserve range feature an illustration of Alvi’s Drift, the low-water bridge over the Breede River cutting through the family farm. Our patriarch, Albertus Viljoen “Oupa Alvi” van der Merwe, was instrumental in having this bridge built back in 1930.
Oupa Alvi’s son Bertie started wine production on the family farm and today Bertie’s son, Alvi’s Drift winemaker Alvi van der Merwe produces the winery’s award-winning South African wines, enjoyed by wine lovers around the globe.
Our Alvi’s Drift Reserve range is the culmination of our pursuit of excellence in producing outstanding wines of unrivalled complexity.
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 Reserve range showcases the best of our harvest; a fusion of our trademark fresh, primary-fruit style – with just a hint of the luscious and opulent barrel-fermented style of our Albertus Viljoen Icon range.
Optimally ripe grapes, hand-picked in the cool early morning hours are whole-bunch pressed, after which free-run juice is barrel fermented using a combination of commercial and carefully selected wild yeast strains.
Grape varieties are separately vinified to showcase the unique character of each grape varietal. After a year of maturation in mostly French oak barrels, wine from each barrel is tasted before a careful selection is made to create this remarkable CVC blend.
"Within the category of Cape White Blends, this wine stands head-and-shoulders above the competition… A nose that draws you into aromas of sea-spray salinity, citrus blossom and ripe, white peach. The craftsmanship of this blend is pleasing to the palate, utterly refined and elegant, with old-world characteristics reminiscent of Rheingau Riesling… The purity of the fruit and cleansing acidity makes for a wine that is oh-so-drinkable, a Sunday sipper well paired with spicy Vietnamese spring rolls."
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