Red Wine

Signature Pinotage

Signature Range

Signature Pinotage

Red Wine
100% Pinotage

A cellar specialty since it was first bottled in 2006, Alvi’s Drift Pinotage has an intense black cherry colour with a youthful ruby rim. A juicy plum-and-ripe-black-cherry character dominates both bouquet and palate, with hints of liquorice and sweet vanilla. The wine boasts a seamless tannin structure; well balanced with subtle hints of berries and vanilla following through. It can be enjoyed immediately, but will reward with up to three years of cellar maturation.

R450 R390
6 x 750 ml
R65 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

PINOTAGE: 2020
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021: Best Value
Gold Wine Awards2021GoldUltra Value Wines Awards 2021: Double Gold

PINOTAGE: 2019
NWC & Top 100 2021: Double Gold

PINOTAGE: 2018
Gold Wine Awards 2019: Gold
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2019: Top 10 Producer
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2019: Gold
Ultra Value Wines Awards 2019 / 2020: Double Gold
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2020: Gold

PINOTAGE: 2017
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2018: Gold
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2018: Gold
Ultra Value Wines Awards 2018 / 2019: Gold
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2019: 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: 150470
  • ALCOHOL

    2018: 13,6%
    2019:
    13,5%
    2020:
    13,5%

  • RESIDUAL SUGAR

    2018: 4,4 g/l
    2019:
    4,4 g/l
    2020:
    4,4 g/l

  • ACIDITY

    2018: 5,7 g/l
    2019:
    5,9 g/l
    2020:
    5,9 g/l

  • pH

    2018: 3,4
    2019:
    3,5
    2020:
    3,5

SERVING SUGGESTION

This wine can be enjoyed with most red meats, as well as mature gouda or cheddar cheese. It will also complement sushi and seared tuna and pairs well with any creamy coconut curry.

HERITAGE

Alvi's Drift winery takes its name from the low-water bridge over the Breede River which cuts through the family farm. 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.

The wines in our Signature range are true to our winery’s trademark, fruit-driven style. These outstanding wines offer wine lovers exceptional value – in the words of Alvi’s Drift winemaker, Alvi van der Merwe, “think ‘great’, for the price of good!”.

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 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 CELLAR

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.

Once delivered to our cellar, hand-harvested Pinotage grapes are crushed into roto-fermenters, then transferred to fermentation tanks and left to ferment for approximately seven days. Juice is drawn off on skins to enhance the wine’s colour and flavour intensity, after which the wine is selectively matured in American oak for up to eight months prior to bottling.

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R450 R390
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R450 R390
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