Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Alvi`s Drift Chardonnay Reserve

2021 Double Gold Medal

Alvi`s Drift Private Cellar

Alvi`s Drift Private Cellar Alvi`s Drift Chardonnay Reserve
Dry Chardonnay (<5g/l or up to 9g/l if TA <2g/l lower) () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2020 and older


Pale straw colour, with shimmering brightness and a youthful lime edge. A delightful complexity of aromas including lemon grass, ripe lemon, and limes with hints of butterscotch. The palate is silky smooth with a rounded creaminess; vibrant with restraining acidity and notes of citrus, subtly supported by integrated oak following through the palate.

Serve with grilled, lightly spiced chicken and duck, grilled fish with lemon butter or hollandaise sauce or a classic Beurre Blanc sauce made with the same wine! Serve with soft, ripe Brie or Camembert and will compliment a hard cheese like Grana Padano or South Africa’s classic Huguenot. This wine will improve with a few years cellaring, at least 2 to 5 years