Alvis Drift `Signature` Shiraz 2021
The Alvi’s Drift estate, based in the Breede River valley in the Worcester wine region of South Africa (100 km east of Cape Town) 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 and long side the vineyards, cultivated the land for fruit orchards and livestock herds, both dairy and free-roaming game. 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.
Made from hand-harvested Shiraz grapes in the ideal mediterranean microclimate of the Breed river, this wine has an intense aroma of rich dark fruit, plums, bramble and mulberry. On the palate the fruit continues with notes of savoury spices, pepper and vanilla after seeing three months of oak. The fresh acidity and well integrated tannins give good structure on the finish.
This wine pairs well with pasta dishes or mushroom risotto. Also with a wide range of red meats on the grill.
Alvis Drift `Signature` Shiraz 2021 'Strong, robust, classic shiraz'
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