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

Casablanca - Chile

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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 is widely considered to be one of the finest varietals of white wine grapes. The green skinned fruit is notable for ripening relatively early in the year, due to the fact that it prefers milder temperatures and cannot maintain its distinctive flavors in hot climates. As such, it has become a favorite grape varietal for wineries in many very different countries around the world, where it can benefit from brisk, coastal breezes and mild early summers. Sauvignon Blanc is revered for its freshness and zesty character, and generally produces wines which are dry and very crisp on the palate. However, there are a wide variety of wines produced from this wonderfully versatile grape – with many wineries preferring to age the fermented juices in oak, or allowing malolactic fermentation to add a creamier, buttery finish to the grassy and tropical, citrus flavors it often carries.

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.