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Vina Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Garuma Vineyard 2014 750ml
SKU 775191
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Vina Leyda Garuma Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Casablanca - Chile

Professional Wine Reviews for Vina Leyda Garuma Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Rated 90 by Decanter
Tangy and bright with green apple, lemon and mineral aromas and flavors. Medium body, crisp acidity and a clean finish. Screw cap. Drink now. (Suckling)
Rated 90 by Robert Parker
The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Garuma Vineyard is sourced from two plots planted in 1998 on granitic soils with calcium carbonate; it is produced in a fresh, herbal and citric way, trying to show the minerality of Leyda Valley through a cold fermentation and an aging in absence of oak in stainless steel with lees for five months. 2014 was a milder vintage, somehow easier than 2013, with rounder, slightly creamier wines; and this Garuda shows some more exotic aromas, not only herbal notes, but there is also grass and citric hints, grapefruit, gooseberries and even fennel. The palate is round and fleshy, it reveals good concentration and also very good acidity, coming through as fresh and straightforward. This is ideal for seafood. This is rounder than the 2013. 60,000 bottles.

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Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc grapes originated in France, where they are still widely grown today and treated to a wide range of processing practices – from aging in oak barrels, blending with other varietals, and undergoing malolactic fermentation to encourage a more mellow, buttery finish. These green skinned white wine grapes are highly versatile, and are now grown in several countries around the world which have the correct climatic conditions for getting the best results from them. Generally, Sauvignon Blanc varietal grapes prefer a cooler climate, as too much heat dulls the flavor present in the fruit. As such, they are generally grown in valleys and on coastal areas, where they can benefit from cooling breezes before being typically harvested early in the summer. The grapes themselves produce wines which are often very dry and crisp, yet full of a wide range of flavors including grasses, tropical fruits and citrus notes.

Country: Chile

Chile has a long and rich wine history which dates back to the Spanish conquistadors of the 16th century, who were the first to discover that the wonderful climate and fertile soils of this South American country were ideal for vine cultivation. It has only been in the past forty or fifty years, however, that Chile as a modern wine producing nation has really had an impact on the rest of the world. Generally relatively cheap in price,Whilst being widely regarded as definitively 'New World' as a wine producing country, Chile has actually been cultivating grapevines for wine production for over five hundred years. The Iberian conquistadors first introduced vines to Chile with which to make sacramental wines, and although these were considerably different in everything from flavor, aroma and character to the wines we associate with Chile today, the country has a long and interesting heritage when it comes to this drink. Chilean wine production as we know it first arose in the country in the mid to late 19th century, when wealthy landowners and industrialists first began planting vineyards as a way of adopting some European class and style. They quickly discovered that the hot climate, sloping mountainsides and oceanic winds provided a perfect terroir for quality wines, and many of these original estates remain today in all their grandeur and beauty, still producing the wines which made the country famous.