Country: Chile Region: Maipo Valley
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc Vintage: 2016
Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Bodega Los Espinos
It’s almost a cliché to suggest the Chile is a viticultural paradise but with natural barriers and protection in the form of deserts, mountains and oceans, it really is one of the most exciting places to make wine. The Los Espinos range explores some of the premium varietals most adapted to the climate and offers stunning value both in terms of packaging and quality of wine. Drawing on vineyard resources in Casablanca and Maipo, Los Espinos combines cutting edge winemaking, with regional typicity to provide a range that is at the beating heart of the country.
Sandy and permeable soil type, conduction system of espalier and pergola with yields of 12-13 t / ha. Pruning by hand to maintain a vigorous canopy, which helps gain a better acid levels and protection of the berries from the sun. Night mechanical harvesting. Coastal Vineyards 2km form the South Pacific Ocean with cooling maritime breezes
The free run juice is drained and pressed to taste and pressings kept separate. A combination of warm and very cool fermentations, using selected yeast strains. Complex yeast lees work to give palate weight and different treatments of the component wines to give structure and balance.
No oak treatment.
This lively little Sauvignon is bursting with vibrant zesty citrus fruit and a hint of exotic guava. Hugely refreshing, this crisp and aromatic wine is endlessly quaffable. Soft super-juicy ripe fruit and a long full-flavoured finish.
A lovely drink on its own or with salads, fish or white meat dishes.