Leyda Valley, Chile
Alc. 13 %
Undurraga has proven its ability to flourish, since planting its first vines 1879. Vine cuttings were imported from Germany and France, and from there, Francisco Undurraga Vicuña expanded their vineyard across Chile. Undurraga became an established company in 1885 and just 18 short years later, was the first Chilean winery to begin exporting wines to the United States. Wine & Spirits Magazine named Undurraga one the "Top 100 Wineries in 2017" including awarding the 2016 vintage of their Sauvignon Blanc 93 points.
Chile is known for their "zesty" Sauvignon Blanc, which is one of their most popular varietals. The cool coastal areas of Chile makeup its largest agricultural areas. The climate here is quite Mediterranean, but much more arid than equivalent areas in Europe. The summers enjoy hot days and cool nights, amping up the wines' acidity. This Sauvignon Blanc truly lives up to the Chilean wine-lover's expectations. Enjoy fresh and in its youth, this year at 8 C.
Soft hay yellow with a hint of green.
Distinctly Sauv Blanc, like a crisp Granny Smith apple delicately wrapped in floral notes and fresh herbs, leaving an enjoyable lingering scent. Hints of ripe key lime and fresh melon are balanced by gooseberry, asparagus.
Pungent and vibrant, full of green herbs, bell pepper, white grapefruit and a brined seas-side quality take your tastebuds for a ride. The acidity on this Sauvignon Blanc is razor sharp on a straight and lean palate. Secondary layers flush out crab apple with a hint of balancing juicy peach and melon. After giving the wine a moment to hit all your taste buds, basil, pepper and lemon pith flow to the finish.
Think Greek! This strong SB can handle the bold flavours of feta, olives and good olive oil. For proteins, try marinated squid and prawns.
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
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