This glowing, pale straw-coloured wine boasts intense aromas of apricots, with hints of rose petals. With lingering flavours of apricot and sun-drenched peach, this wine has a well-rounded mouthfeel with a medium body that gently brings the fruit to rest in the mouth. Truly a white wine for red wine lovers.
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.
South African Wine Index 2021: Grand Gold
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2020: Double Gold
Gold Wine Awards 2020: Top 10 Producer
Gold Wine Awards 2020: Gold
Ultra Value Wines Awards 2020 / 2021: Gold
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2021: Gold
Viognier Challenge 2021: Gold
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2021: Gold
Gold Wine Awards 2019: Gold
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2019: Top 10 Producer
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2019: Double Gold
Ultra Value Wines Awards 2019 / 2020: Gold
Gold Wine Awards 2018: Gold
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2018: Gold
Gold Wine Awards 2017: Gold
Ultra Value Wines Awards 2017 / 2018: Gold
Due to legal restrictions, purchase quantity is limited to 180 bottles (30 cases) per customer.
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2020: 4,4 g/l
2020: 6,5 g/l
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!”.
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.
Only premium free-run juice was used to create this unwooded, fruit-driven wine. To ensure maximum flavour retention, depth of palate and a beautiful mouthfeel, clarified juice was cold fermented and left on lees for several months before fining and stabilisation.
"Viogniers are a tricky varietal and I’ve been bitterly disappointed in the past by the more reasonably priced wines in this varietal. I honestly bought the wine to cook with and decided to have a taste before throwing it into a chicken dish I was preparing. Needless to say, not much of the wine was shared with the chicken! I am not a connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination, but I definitely picked up cashew nut on the palate."
- Lindi -