A cellar specialty since it was first bottled in 2006, Alvi’s Drift Pinotage has an intense black cherry colour with a youthful ruby rim.
Once delivered to the cellar, hand-harvested Pinotage grapes are destemmed and crushed before being transferred to fermentation tanks and left to ferment for up to ten days. The juice is drawn off on skins to enhance the wine’s colour and flavour intensity. Fermentation and malolactic fermentation is commenced in stainless steel tanks, with the wine wooded for added complexity.
Alvi's Drift Pinotage
A juicy plum-and-ripe-black-cherry character dominates both bouquet and palate, with hints of liquorice and sweet vanilla. The wine boasts a seamless tannin structure; well balanced with subtle hints of berries and vanilla following through. It can be enjoyed immediately, but will reward with up to three years of cellar maturation.