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Sauvignon blanc Reserva
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Sauvignon blanc Reserva

Casablanca Valley, Terra Noble, 2016

750 ml
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Producer: Viñedos Terranoble
Origin: Chile / Aconcagua / Casablanca
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Article nr. 17009716
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Producer: Viñedos Terranoble
Origin: Chile / Aconcagua / Casablanca

Description

Pale golden yellow with bright green tinge. Citrus nose of lime and pink grapefruit, with a slight herbaceous touch of green asparagus and blackcurrant bud. Bold and rangy with a pronounced vivacity. Flavours of fruit and white flowers with a nice length.

Attributes

Origin: Chile / Aconcagua / Casablanca
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Maturity: 1 to 3 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Mild Asian dishes, Hot Asian dishes, Grilled fish, Giant crevettes, grilled langoustines, Hot vegetable curries
Vinification: fermentation in steel tank, fermentation at low temperatures
Maturation: in steel tank, on the yeast
Maturation duration: 2 months
Volume: 13.0 %
Countries

Chile

Chile – Where fortune came from tragedy

Wine-growing in Chile was born less out of economic reasons than lifestyle. Like the rest of the world, its aristocratic landowners admired everything that came out of France. They imitated French culture, built their haciendas in French architectural styles, and took trips to France. In 1851, the first French vines were brought back and formed the basis for producing quality wines.

Regions

Aconcagua

Aconcagua Valley: an alpine, Bordeaux feeling

The valley gets its name from the highest mountain in the western hemisphere, the 6,962-metre-high Aconcagua. The shimmering white peak, which is actually on Argentinian soil, can be easily seen from the vineyards. In a moderate Mediterranean climate with cool breezes, Bordeaux varieties in particular yield fully concentrated yet always well-structured crus. The vineyards, variously aligned along the valley flanks, bring subtle terroir differences into the glass.

Producers

Viñedos Terranoble

Soon after their arrival, the first Spanish colonists were already remarking the ideal vine growing conditions in Chile. In this country of great contrasts, embedded between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, the many wine regions differ significantly through micro-climate, topography and altitudes, and geological properties. TerraNoble owns vineyards in three different regions and so can provide different varieties with the most suitable growing conditions.

The big estate La Higuera stands in the Maule valley, in the southern part of the Central valley, some 250 Km from the capital Santiago, and cultivates a wide range of grape varieties. Further north, a Mediterranean climate nurses the Colchagua Valley which fits particularly well to the needs of the Cabernet Sauvignon, the Carmenère and the Syrah grapes: in Los Lingues at the foot of the Andes where the offset temperature reaches 20°C between night and day, and in Los Cactus along the coastline. The Casablanca Valley, strongly influenced by the nearby Pacific with morning fog and little rain, is more suiting for other varieties like the Chardonnay or the Sauvignon Blanc.

Grape varieties

Sauvignon Blanc

The Sauvignon blanc can be recognized with your eyes closed. Its typical bouquet is marked by green notes: freshly cut grass, tomato bunches, gooseberry. Citrus fruits, cassis and flint join into the mix. In warmer latitudes it also shows exotic aromas, such as passion fruit. Its acidity is decidedly lively. In all likelihood, it comes from the Loire Valley, where it is vinified in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre in its purest form: varietally, and without timber. In the 18th century, it found its way to Bordeaux. Ambitious producers assemble it there with Sémillon into substantial whites, which are aged in oak barrels. The Sauvignon blanc has been a sensational success in the past 20 years in New Zealand. With its refreshing sweet-and-sour style, winemakers from down under have conquered the world. The rich Sauvignons from Styria and crisp examples of South Tyrol and Friuli are worth mentioning as well. It pairs with anything from the sea. Or do it like they do on the Loire, and enjoy it with goat cheese.

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