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Vina Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Lot 4 2013 750ml
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Vina Leyda Lot 4 Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Casablanca - Chile

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Rated 92 by Robert Parker
The 2013 Lot 4 Sauvignon Blanc is produced with the grapes from a single 1.5-hectare plot of vines planted with the Sancerre clone, which is not that common in Chile, on red clay and granite soils. 15% of the must fermented in 400-liter oak barrels and the wine aged in contact with the lees for six months. The nose is more restrained and feels more concentrated, the palate is very sharp, with superb acidity, a saline feeling, and a crunchy texture. Can I say it feels more... European? A superb Sauvignon, great for oysters. Drink now-2017.

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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

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.