Alvi’s Drift Reserve CVC White Blend

Alvi’s Drift Reserve CVC White Blend € 12.95
Brand: Alvi's Drift
Availability: In Stock
Ex Tax: € 10.70

Specification

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

Description

The Alvi’s Drift Reserve CVC White Blend is a South-African white wine from Alvi’s Drift. This Reserve CVC White Blend is a blend of Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Chardonnay. After pressing the grape bunches they are fermented in 300 liter French oak barrels of which 30% is made from new (virgin) oak. For the fermentation both commercial as well as wild yeasts are used. The Reserve CVC his a pale lemon/straw colour with aromas of peach, apricot and subtle hints of toasted nuts and ripe melon. The palate has delicate oak influences with a balanced acidity and great length. This wine pairs well with Asian dishes, fish and soft 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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