Crystal clear with tinges of lime green towards the meniscus, this wine boasts beautiful complexity on the nose, with hints of elderflower, white peach, lemon-and-lime, and cut grass. The almost-creamy palate is well-rounded, with silky-soft tannins backed by fruit following through in perfect balance with the wine’s crisp acidity. Expect long-lingering fruit with a refreshing, clean, lime 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.
28% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Petit Verdot
16% Cabernet Sauvignon
9% Petit Verdot
SAUVIGNON BLANC: 2020
FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc 2020: Top 10 Finalist
Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2021: Gold
Sommeliers Choice Awards 2021: Gold
Tim Atkins Tasting Report 2021: 90 Points
Due to legal restrictions, purchase quantity is limited to 180 bottles (30 cases) per customer.
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2019: 4,5 g/l
2020: 5,5 g/l
2019: 5,7 g/l
2020: 6,1 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 vineyards are sustainably fertilised with natural compost produced on our farm. Come harvest time, our grapes are selectively hand harvested in the cool, early morning hours to ensure optimal quality and flavour.
In the Alvi’s Drift cellar, our winemaking team strongly focuses on preserving the fruit-driven expression of the grapes that go into our award-winning South African wines.
Created entirely from estate-grown grapes; once inside the cellar, each variety in this blended wine is vinified separately, showcasing the distinct character of each grape varietal. Only the highest-quality oak barrels are used to mature this elegant, memorable wine.