The grapes were whole bunch pressed and the free run juice was fermented in the barrels with T306, CY3079 and Wild yeast. It was left on the fermentation lees to mature in the barrels for 11 months. Mostly 300 ltr French Oak barrels were used of which 30% were new barrels. The three components of the wine were matured on their own and were blended just before bottling.
Alvi's Drift Reserve CVC
It is a blend of Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Chardonnay. The AD CVC has a lovely pale lemon/straw color. The nose showed lifted peach and apricot characters. A lovely blend of roasted nuts with a hint of butterscotch and ripe melons. The palate is balanced to perfection with oak, fruit, and acidity all adding to the wines length and fullness. Great with Asian dishes, seafood and soft cheeses.