Red black colour intensity with strong smokey, leather, black pepper and dark roast flavours and an abundance of ripe black fruit-notes of earthy compost. Medium full weight, well structured middle palate and full round tannins with a fresh balance. Meaning “black earth”, a reflection on both the great Swartberg mountains and the black highly organic soil in which this Syrah vineyard is planted, hence the name “Terre Noire”.
A dark bright colour intensity, typical flavours of sweet ripe raspberry and black cherry; the supporting oak displays dark chocolate and black spice flavours following onto the palate with a full bodied juicy and balanced structure and long finish. As testimony to our sustainable approach we left an old wild olive (Olienhout) tree in the middle of our Pinotage vineyard, hence the name “One Tree Hill”.
Alvi’s Drift Shiraz has a medium colour with an attractive garnet hue. The wine is elegant and nicely balanced. The aromas on the nose are a subtle blend of white pepper and red berries with a hint of vanilla and chocolate. The flavours are well integrated with nutty oak characters. The palate is balanced with surprising length and fullness. The oak, fruit and tannins are beautifully integrated, giving the wine a subtlety and elegance rarely found in New World wines. Ideal with poultry, especially roast or barbecued chicken.
A powerful blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The wine gained elegant Christmas pudding and tobacco notes from 15 months maturation in 100% French Oak barrels. Beautiful aromas of Cigar box, dark chocolate,eucalyptus and mint, together with the smoothness of the Merlot ensure a complex full bodied red.