Albertus Viljoen Chenin Blanc is the best of the best of the chenin blanc made at Alvi’s Drift. Hand-selected in the vineyard and the whole bunch pressed, the wine is fermented in a barrel with a selection of wild and cultured yeasts.
In The Cellar
After fermentation, the wine is stored on the yeast lees until it is prepared for bottling. The wine has a light and brilliant straw colour which catches and reflects light like cut crystal. The complex nose is dominated by nectarine and peach fruit characters and integrated toasty oak characters.
The palate is rich and creamy with a viscous mouthfeel. Aromas of roasted cashew nuts and vanilla pods tease the senses. Soft, full and round but elegant, the palate lingers for an eternity. Because the Albertus Viljoen Chenin Blanc is made in small qualities, this is a wine that only a few people will ever taste.
ALBERTUS VILJOEN CHENIN BLANC ANALYSIS
RS-3.5 Alc-12.98% TA-7.3 pH-3.15