Alvi's Drift 221 Chenin Blanc, 2022

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Tasting Notes: Intense aromas of tropical fruit, nectarine and subtle vanilla notes. The palate is creamy with luscious fruit and notes of ripe lemon, while the acidity is refreshing and beautifully balanced.

Region: Worcester, South Africa

Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Screwtop


Pairing: Roast chicken, creamy fish dishes, fried calamari or sour cream and onion snacks.

More Info: This Chenin is made only using free run juice from carefully selected grapes and then fermented using wild yeasts. 25% is fermented and aged in French oak and Acacia barrels to add complexity and depth while the rest is fermented in stainless steel in order to retain its natural fruit character.

The Alvi’s Drift estate, based in the Breede River valley, is named after a bridge that was built across the river, which was commissioned in 1928 by the family as a means for the locals to cross safely. The estates founder Albertus Viljoen ‘Oupa Alvi’ notoriously scored the Springboks first try against the All Blacks on African soil. Today, his grandson Alvi van der Merwe is the winemaker who also cultivates the land for fruit orchards and livestock herds. The family is committed to sustainability, giving back to the land, but also going beyond farming practices, helping local communities wherever possible, as this is fundamental to their values.