Alvi’s Drift Albertus Viljoen Chenin Blanc

Alvi’s Drift Albertus Viljoen Chenin Blanc € 23.95
Brand: Alvi's Drift
Availability: In Stock
Ex Tax: € 19.79

Specification

Properties
Region Worcester
ABV 13,5%
Volume 0.75 liter
Grape variety Chenin Blanc
Serving temperature 10-12°c

Description

The Alvi’s Drift Albertus Viljoen Chenin Blanc is a South-African oak matured white wine from Alvi’s Drift. The grape bunches for this wine are handpicked early morning. After fermenting this Chenin Blanc matures in oak barrels. The result is a complex wine with aromas of nectarines and peaches as well as toast and oak. The palate is rich and creamy with toasted cashew nuts and vanilla pods followed by a soft and elegant finish. This wine pairs well with escalope in caper sauce and pikeperch in Beurre Blanc.

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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