Red Wine

Reserve Drift Fusion Blend

Reserve Range

Reserve Drift Fusion Blend

Red Wine
Blend

A sumptuous, complex Cape blend with intense aromas of ripe blackberries, cherries and plums, with beautifully integrated vanilla, spice and cashew nut characters. Well balanced with a firm and well-integrated tannin structure, this full-bodied wine has a lingering, fruit-driven finish and will mature for five to eight years.

R960 R810
6 x 750 ml
R135 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.

Cultivars 2018

33% Cabernet Sauvignon
27% Pinotage
20% Shiraz
10% Durif
7% Grenache
3% Petit Verdot

Cultivars 2017

33% Cabernet Sauvignon
27% Pinotage
20% Shiraz
10% Durif
7% Grenache
3% Petit Verdot

Awards

DRIFT FUSION BLEND: 2020
South African Wine Index 2021: Platinum Certificate Of Excellence

DRIFT FUSION BLEND: 2019
NWC & Top 100 2021: Double Gold
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2021: Gold

DRIFT FUSION BLEND: 2018
South African Wine Index 2019: Platinum Certificate Of Excellence
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2020: Gold
NWC & Top 100 2020: Double Gold
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 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
NWC & Top 100 2021: Double Gold
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2021: Gold

DRIFT FUSION BLEND: 2017
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2019: Gold
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2019: Gold
South African Wine Index 2019: Platinum Certificate Of Excellence
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2020: Good Value
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2020: Gold

DRIFT FUSION BLEND: 2016
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2018: 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

DRIFT FUSION BLEND: 2015
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2018: Gold
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2018: Gold
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2018: Gold
NWC & Top 100 2018: Top 100
NWC & Top 100 2018: Double Platinum
NWC & Top 100 2018: 1st In Grand Cru National Champion
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2019: Wine Of The Year

DRIFT FUSION BLEND: 2014
International Wine & Spirits Awards: Spain 2017: Gold
NWC & Top 100 2018: Double Gold
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2018: 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: 150448
  • ALCOHOL

    2017: 13,7%
    2018:
    13,6%
    2019:
    13,7%

  • RESIDUAL SUGAR

    2017: 4,4 g/l
    2018:
    4,7 g/l
    2019:
    4,3 g/l

  • ACIDITY

    2017: 5,9 g/l
    2018:
    5,9 g/l
    2019:
    5,8 g/l

  • pH

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

SERVING SUGGESTION

This red wine is best enjoyed with red meats like roast lamb, beef steak and venison pie. It also pairs well with strong cheeses such as Roquefort, Gruyère or Comté.

HERITAGE

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.

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 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.

IN THE CELLAR

A true Cape blend led by Pinotage and backed by Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is literally a fusion of old and new. Not only of grapes and styles of wine, but also of winemaking techniques, with each variety vinified separately to showcase specific characters of each varietal.

After juice is macerated on skins, each variety follows its own path through the cellar, enjoying pumping-over and open-tank fermentation in some cases, while other varieties enjoy partial tank fermentation, completing fermentation in barrel. The wine is matured for 18 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels, of which approximately a third are new. Thereafter, wines from individual barrels are carefully selected to make up the final blend.

"Absolutely delicious. Ranks up there with one of the most reasonably priced Cape-style wines out there."

- Matthew -

OUR RED WINES

R3 150
R525 per Bottle x 6
R1 800
R300 per Bottle x 6
R960 R810
R135 per Bottle x 6
R660 R570
R95 per Bottle x 6
R660 R570
R95 per Bottle x 6
R450 R390
R65 per Bottle x 6
R450 R390
R65 per Bottle x 6
R450 R390
R65 per Bottle x 6
R450 R390
R65 per Bottle x 6
R870
R36 per Bottle x 6