Alvi's Drift, 221 Chenin Blanc 750ml 2019

South Africa, Western Cape
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In 1928, at the age of 19-year old, founder Albertus Viljoen van der Merwe (AKA Alvi), scored the first try in history against the All-Blacks Rugby team on African soil. He went on to be selected as the 221st player to play for the South African national rugby team, the Springboks. The 221 wine range pays tribute to Alvi and the Springbok winning team.

Tasting notes:
'Entirely produced from free-run juice, this is typical of the winery's full-flavoured style. Combining a small wooded component with 80% that's fermented in stainless steel to emphasise the passion fruit and orange zest fruit, this is vanilla spicy and appealing at a price that most people can afford. Drink 2020-23.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 90/100

'Alvi’s Drift 221 Chenin Blanc has a brilliant pale straw color. The nose reflects a delightful nectarine and peach fruit character with hints of quince, apple blossom, and vanilla. This is an elegant wine, well rounded and creamy on the palate with a long, lingering finish of peach and a hint of honeycomb.' – Winemaker

Alc: 13.6% | RS: 5.0 g/L | TA: 7.5 g/L | PH: 2.81

About Alvi’s Drift:
The family-owned Alvi’s Drift, located in the Breede River Valley, was created in 1928 and gets its name from the Drift which was built near the farm. The property, which is managed by the Van Der Merwe family, not only produces wine, but also has dairy facilities, a piggery and produces citrus, stone fruit and fodder. 5 wine ranges are produced under the Alvi’s Drift label which have received many awards and favourable reviews.
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Alcohol 13.6%
Technical analysis RS: 5.0 g/L | TA: 7.5 g/L | PH: 2.81
Variety Chenin Blanc
Blend information 100% Chenin Blanc
Rating TA 90
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