Alvi’s Drift Albertus Viljoen Verreaux Pinotage

Alvi’s Drift Albertus Viljoen Verreaux Pinotage € 31.95
Brand: Alvi's Drift
Availability: In Stock
Ex Tax: € 26.40

Specification

Properties
Region Worcester
ABV 13,5%
Volume 0.75 liter
Grape variety Pinotage
Serving temperature 16-18°c

Description

The Alvi’s Drift Albertus Viljoen Verreaux Pinotage is a South-African oak aged Pinotage from Alvi’s Drift named after the Verreaux Eagle. A large raptor named after the French researcher Jules Verreaux. The Verreaux Pinotage is a small batch wine with an intense colour, robust tannins and juicy aromas of ripe fruit including mulberries and brambles together with complex aromas of leather, nuts and vanilla. It has an aging potential of 8 – 10 years and is best paired with red meat, duck, game and old cheeses.

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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