COUNTRY/REGION: Chile/Casablanca Valley.
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
WINEMAKER NOTES: Our 2016 Casablanca Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc has a pale yellow colour with greenish hues. Expressive and delicately intense on the nose, it offers notes of citrus and tropical fruits such as grapefruit and passion fruit entwined with aromas of tomato leaves and green chili peppers. This expressive and elegant Sauvignon Blanc replicates the same aromas on the palate combining them with a balanced acidity in its long, fresh and persistent ending.
VINEYARDS: The grapes for our 2016 Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc come from the La Escultura vineyard, a property located in the Casablanca Valley, just a few kilometres from the Pacific Ocean.
VINTAGE: 2016 has been a very challenging year for Chilean wines. The El Nino current delayed the grape development as it caused heavy rains and cooler temperatures. Consequently, the harvest took place two weeks later than previous years and only the best and healthiest grapes were selected. The result is very interesting as the slow maturity contributed to decrease the sugar and alcohol levels. Therefore, 2016 is characterized by wines with great elegance and freshness; a more Bordeaux style vintage.
WINE MAKING: The grapes were harvested by hand during the morning hours and then carefully transported in small 14-kilo boxes and 400-kilo bins to the winery, where they were destemmed, crushed and pressed to best preserve their natural acidity. To keep its aromatic potential, most of the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at 12¼-15¼C using yeasts specially selected for their ability to develop aromatic compounds at low temperatures. Special care was taken at every step of the process, preventing the grapes or the must to come in touch with oxygen thus preserving the typical fruity and fresh aromas of the variety. The wine was kept with its fine lees for three months to develop a soft texture and volume on the palate.
TASTING NOTES: Matching the right grape variety to the right location, is the simple formula Errazuriz use in this classic and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, sourced from the Pacific influenced La Escultura Estate in the Casablanca Valley.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.