The Grapes Our vineyards are grown using a philosophy of minimal intervention and fertilized with natural compost. The best blocks of each varietal at Alvi’s Drift are maticuliously managed to optimise quality. These chenin blanc grapes were selectively hand harvested to ensure only healthy, ripe bunches were used for production.
In The Cellar Only the best free run juice was used in the production of this fruity unwooded wine. Highly clarfied juice was cold fermented to maximise flavour retention.
The Wine Light straw in colour, the chenin blanc is full bodied yet elegant. The wine is very viscous, giving it a wonderful mouthfeel and texture. The acid is well integrated and balanced resulting in a palate that shows great length and fullness for an unwooded wine. Primary fruit flavours of white peaches and nectarine dominate the nose and palate. The resulting wine shows a rare combination of intense aromas, complexity and length which is an excellent example of South African Chenin blanc. Compliments fish, salads and white meat dishes.
Awards Double Gold Medal Award – Michelangelo 2015 Gold Wine Awards – Excellent Wine at the Price 2015 Gold Ultra Value Wines Award 2015 – The definitive list of buying better wines with confidence Bronze Veritas Awards 2015 Analysis RS-6.2 Alc-13.64 % TA-6.4 pH-3.12