$25 | Chile
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Residual Sugar: 1.2 g/L
Zesty and refreshing with lemon zest, white peach, and underripe pineapple balanced by lemongrass and a subtle salinity on a bright frame with a vibrant finish.
Pairs well with spicy foods – think Thai takeout or a well-seasoned stir fry.
Many South American vineyards are nestled among some of the tallest and most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, with elevations as high as 20 (“veinte”) thousand feet. At these higher elevations, the air is thin and dry, making it inhospitable for many pests that attack grapevines, therefore eliminating the need for pesticides. These extreme growing conditions make for delicious wine that exhibits concentrated flavors and unique character.
For this Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, grapes were handpicked from a single vineyard planted over a decade ago about 5 miles from the sea, where the breezes have a cooling effect on the vineyard (which is surrounded by native forest). After harvest, the grapes were sorted, destemmed, pressed. The juice fermented in stainless steel tanks on native yeast for 28 days. The wine then aged in stainless steel until bottling, unfined and lightly filtered.
DID YOU KNOW? Sauvignon Blanc is the second most-planted grape in Chile (right after Cabernet Sauvignon)! Cuttings of the varietal were first transported to Chile in the 19th century.