Cheers to Chardonnay! 

by Tia

Mark your calendars for International Chardonnay Day on 25th May 2024, a day dedicated to celebrating one of the world’s most beloved white grape varieties. To join the global merriments, Alvi’s Drift, a renowned South African wine estate committed to sustainability, invites you to raise a glass to this exceptional grape.

Chardonnay, known for its elegance and versatility, has captured the hearts of wine enthusiasts worldwide. It effortlessly adapts to diverse climates and winemaking styles, resulting in a range of wines that cater to every palate. International Chardonnay Day is a fitting tribute to this captivating grape, acknowledging its global popularity and the joy it brings to wine lovers.

Alvi’s Drift Chardonnay Trio: A Masterful Exploration

Alvi’s Drift proudly showcases its expertise in Chardonnay with three distinct varieties that each embody the unique expression of the terroir.

ICON Albertus Viljoen Chardonnay: For the discerning palate, this multi award-winning, barrel-fermented Chardonnay pays homage to the estate’s founder, Albertus Viljoen. Aged in a combination of French oak barrels and concrete eggs, it exemplifies our pursuit of excellence with complexity, elegance, and a long, lingering finish. Allow its rich elegance to transform your experience, whether you’re hosting guests, sharpening your “sommelier” skills, or simply treating yourself to the best of the Alvi’s Drift harvest. These are wines to savour.

Reserve Chardonnay: Taste what’s possible with our premium quality Reserve range. This harmonious blend of grapes from select vineyards, aged in French oak barrels, offers a vibrant bouquet of ripe fruit, balanced acidity, and a creamy texture that delights the senses. These popular, multi award-winning wines epitomise all that we stand for at Alvi’s Drift. Their unrivalled character perfectly emulates our philosophy: the secret to success lies in daring to be true. True to the terroir, true to the grape, true to ourselves.

Signature Chardonnay: Our award-winning, superb value Signature range features uncomplicated, single varietals with fruit-driven, accessible flavours to suit all palates. This approachable and versatile Chardonnay, aged in stainless steel tanks to preserve its vibrant fruit character, offers crisp acidity and a refreshing finish. Whether you’re just starting out on your wine journey or you simply prefer unpretentious, fruit-driven flavours, our Signature range offers superb quality at incredible value. It’s why the range has become known for being “great, for the price of good”.

Join Alvi’s Drift on International Chardonnay Day and experience the finesse and diversity of this timeless varietal. Whether you prefer a luxurious ICON, a sophisticated Reserve, or an everyday Signature, there’s a Chardonnay to ignite your taste buds.

Visit the Alvi’s Drift website or contact the estate directly to order your Chardonnay experience. Let’s raise a glass to the majesty of Chardonnay and make this year’s International Chardonnay Day a memorable celebration. As a sustainable wine farm, we take pride in not only the quality of our wines but also our commitment to preserving the environment for future generations.

Alvi’s Drift Wine Estate
+27 (0)21 905 0653

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