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Alvi’s Drift Signature Merlot

An excellent, ripe example of this popular Bordeaux variety, this wine is a masterful balancing act of fruit, oak and tannin, with intense aromas of delicious black cherries, plums, and just a hint of chocolate and mixed spice. The palate is broad and deep with firm, velvety, well-integrated tannins backed by ripe fruit following through to linger on the palate.

R98,00

Alcohol
13.7%

Region
Worchester, South Africa

Variety
Merlot

More Information - Alvi’s Drift Signature Merlot

With its bright, ruby-red hue and charming, spicy top layer, this medium-bodied wine is a superb example of the popular Bordeaux variety. Lightly wooded, it boasts notes of rich, ripe plum with just a hint of fruitcake. Juicy and mellow on the palate with velvety, well-integrated tannins, the wine’s lingering fruit follows through beautifully. Enjoy straight away, or mature this wine for a further three years

Back Story & Wine Information

With an ideal Mediterranean microclimate, an abundance of soil diversity and water from the life-giving Breede River, the Alvi’s Drift vineyards are ideally positioned for producing remarkable wines of unique character and complexity. Our vineyards are sustainably fertilised with natural compost produced on our farm, and meticulously managed to ensure optimal quality and flavour. Come harvest time, our grapes are selectively hand harvested in the cool, early morning hours to ensure only the healthiest, perfectly ripe bunches are used for production.

Pairing
This popular Bordeaux variety will complement a range of meat and pasta dishes. It is a perfect partner to spaghetti bolognaise, chicken pie or ideal for opening at a picnic to enjoy with dips and cheese. Ready to be enjoyed immediately, this wine will benefit from two to three years’ cellar maturation.

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