Alvi’s Drift 221 Special Cuvee Red Blend

Alvi’s Drift 221 Special Cuvee Red Blend € 9.95
Brand: Alvi's Drift
Availability: In Stock
Ex Tax: € 8.22

Specification

Properties
Region -
ABV 13,5%
Volume 0.75 liter
Grape variety Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Grenache, Petit Verdot & Durif
Serving temperature 16-18°c

Description

The Alvi’s Drift 221 Special Cuvee Red Blend is a South-African red wine from Alvi’s Drift. This Special Cuvee is a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Grenache, Petit Verdot and Durif. Only the best grapes are selected and hand picked early morning. They are destalked and each variety is vinified separately. The fermentation takes place in Roto-tanks for the optimal extraction of colour and aroma. Depending on the grape variety a part of the young wine matures in either French or American oak. The rest matures in stainless steel tanks. By blending a harmonious, complex and fresh combination originates. This Special Cuvee has a ruby red colour with aromas of ripe fruit, prunes, cherries, liqourice and spices. The palate is soft, fruity and well balanced with a long and fruity finish. This wine combines well with classical dishes like Boeuf Bourguignon and Beef Wellington.

Alvi’s Drift

Alvi is an abbreviation for Albertus Viljoen, the official first name of the owner of this South-African winery in Worcester. His friends call him Alvi and he’s the third generation following his grandfather in the wine business. Albertus Viljoen van de Merwe was a farmer in Worcester, a 2 hour drive from Capetown. His estate was located on two sides of the river Breede Rivier so he built a drift (African for bridge) in 1928 to get an easy access to both parts. Soon this bridge was called Alvi’s Drift which is now used by Alvi van der Merwe as the name for the wines they produce. The family business owns 420 hectares with vineyards as well as 4000 cows, 200.000 chickens and several citrus and peach orchards. Alvi’s younger brother Johan manages the farm whilst Alvi supervises the winery. The vineyards located in the Breede Rivier valley in the Worcester district contain 19 grape varieties. Together with his team of wine makers Alvi produces a variety of wines with international allure.

 

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