Alvi’s Drift Signature Chardonnay

Alvi’s Drift Signature Chardonnay € 6.49
Brand: Alvi's Drift
Availability: In Stock
Ex Tax: € 5.36

Specification

Properties
Region Western Cape
ABV 13,5%
Volume 0.75 liter
Grape variety Chardonnay
Serving temperature 8-10°c

Description

The Alvi’s Drift Signature Chardonnay is a South-African Chardonnay from Alvi’s Drift. After pressing the best grapes the juice of this Chardonnay is fermented on French oak. During fermentation they regularly batonnage the wine to get the maximum of flavours and complexity. After that the wine matures on its lees. This Chardonnay has a light straw yellow colour with subtle oak aromas and ripe apricots, peaches and melon. The palate is rich and creamy with roast aromas that are well balanced with the fruitiness. This wine pairs well with light cheeses, chicken, turkey and pork.

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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