Vina Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Garuma Vineyard 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
Chile
region
Aconcagua
WA
92
DC
90
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
The 2016 Single Vineyard Garuma Sauvignon Blanc is produced with grapes sourced from two plots of a south-facing, late-ripening vineyard on granite and limestone soils. This is always a sharp, citric, herbal and electric example of Sauvignon Blanc. It has a very mineral finish with marked acidity. The full clusters are pressed with the use of SO2 and carbonic snow and the juice put to ferment in stainless steel with selected yeasts. It’s kept with the lees, which are stirred twice per week for six months. It has good structure and citric, electric acidity from a clone that has strong herbal characteristics. This is a perfect example of the typicity of the Leyda Valley through the grape. Simply delicious and very tasty with an almost salty finish. Great price, too. ... More details
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Vina Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Garuma Vineyard 2016 750ml

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WA
92
DC
90
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
The 2016 Single Vineyard Garuma Sauvignon Blanc is produced with grapes sourced from two plots of a south-facing, late-ripening vineyard on granite and limestone soils. This is always a sharp, citric, herbal and electric example of Sauvignon Blanc. It has a very mineral finish with marked acidity. The full clusters are pressed with the use of SO2 and carbonic snow and the juice put to ferment in stainless steel with selected yeasts. It’s kept with the lees, which are stirred twice per week for six months. It has good structure and citric, electric acidity from a clone that has strong herbal characteristics. This is a perfect example of the typicity of the Leyda Valley through the grape. Simply delicious and very tasty with an almost salty finish. Great price, too.
DC
90
Rated 90 by Decanter
Intense, bold aromas lead onto equally bold flavours: lime curd, grapefruit sorbet, notes of passion fruit, enlivened by a refreshing acidity. A textbook Leyda Sauvignon.
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size
750ml
country
Chile
region
Aconcagua
Overview
Rated 92 - The 2016 Single Vineyard Garuma Sauvignon Blanc is produced with grapes sourced from two plots of a south-facing, late-ripening vineyard on granite and limestone soils. This is always a sharp, citric, herbal and electric example of Sauvignon Blanc. It has a very mineral finish with marked acidity. The full clusters are pressed with the use of SO2 and carbonic snow and the juice put to ferment in stainless steel with selected yeasts. It’s kept with the lees, which are stirred twice per week for six months. It has good structure and citric, electric acidity from a clone that has strong herbal characteristics. This is a perfect example of the typicity of the Leyda Valley through the grape. Simply delicious and very tasty with an almost salty finish. Great price, too.
green grapes

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

One of the most commonly planted and cultivated white wine grape varietals in the world is the Sauvignon Blanc. This green skinned grape originated in southern France, where it is still grown today and produced into exceptionally high quality wines. However, it is also very much a varietal of the New World, and can be found almost anywhere with the correct climatic conditions for it to thrive in. Generally, Sauvignon Blanc grapes prefer cooler climates, and benefit best from an early harvest. Too much exposure to heat causes the juices inside the fruit to lose much of their character, and results in flat, uninteresting wines devoid of the grapes' usual bite and crispiness. In many countries, Sauvignon Blanc grape juices are aged in barrels, and are allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation, which transforms this dry and refreshing, zesty and fruity white wine into something far mellower, more buttery and refined.
fields

Country: Chile

When the wealthy new landowners of the 19th century began planting large vineyards in the fertile central valleys of Chile, they must have been impressed at how successful the imported Old World grape varietals took to the land. However, such a fact is hardly surprising; with eight months of blazing sunshine coupled with oceanic winds from the west, and crystal clear spring waters from the Andes irrigating the soil, grapes such as Malbec, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon were given everything they needed to flourish, and more. As the centuries passed, Chilean wineries continued to expand and experiment, resulting in a wide range of wine production methods and techniques, and consistently producing fine quality wines perfect for the international market. Nowadays, Chile is renowned for producing a wide variety of crisp white wines, and juicy, fruity reds enjoyed around the world for their drinkability and flavorful character, making this country very much one of the 'New World', albeit one with a fascinating link to the Old.
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Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

One of the most commonly planted and cultivated white wine grape varietals in the world is the Sauvignon Blanc. This green skinned grape originated in southern France, where it is still grown today and produced into exceptionally high quality wines. However, it is also very much a varietal of the New World, and can be found almost anywhere with the correct climatic conditions for it to thrive in. Generally, Sauvignon Blanc grapes prefer cooler climates, and benefit best from an early harvest. Too much exposure to heat causes the juices inside the fruit to lose much of their character, and results in flat, uninteresting wines devoid of the grapes' usual bite and crispiness. In many countries, Sauvignon Blanc grape juices are aged in barrels, and are allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation, which transforms this dry and refreshing, zesty and fruity white wine into something far mellower, more buttery and refined.
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Country: Chile

When the wealthy new landowners of the 19th century began planting large vineyards in the fertile central valleys of Chile, they must have been impressed at how successful the imported Old World grape varietals took to the land. However, such a fact is hardly surprising; with eight months of blazing sunshine coupled with oceanic winds from the west, and crystal clear spring waters from the Andes irrigating the soil, grapes such as Malbec, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon were given everything they needed to flourish, and more. As the centuries passed, Chilean wineries continued to expand and experiment, resulting in a wide range of wine production methods and techniques, and consistently producing fine quality wines perfect for the international market. Nowadays, Chile is renowned for producing a wide variety of crisp white wines, and juicy, fruity reds enjoyed around the world for their drinkability and flavorful character, making this country very much one of the 'New World', albeit one with a fascinating link to the Old.