Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Alberus Viljoen Chardonnay

2021 Gold Medal

Alvi`s Drift Private Cellar

Alvi`s Drift Private Cellar Alberus Viljoen  Chardonnay
Dry Chardonnay (<5g/l or up to 9g/l if TA <2g/l lower) () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2021 and older


Pale lemon colour with youthful lime green hues and starbright. Intense, complex aromas of ripe citrus, lemon blossom, pear drops, with hints of flint and lanolin on the nose. The palate is packed with citrus zest, pear and clear minerality. The animated acidity is tempered with an elegant vibrant mid palate weight and creamy texture which leads to long finish pleasantly echoing notes of the initial palate. Will benefit from cellaring up to 5 years. Best served 10 – 12 ˚C.

Paring with crayfish, prawns grilled with lemon butter sauce. Also delicious with butternut soup.