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

Vina Leyda - 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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Winery: Vina Leyda

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

The green skinned grapes of the Sauvignon Blanc varietal had their origins in Southern France, where they are still widely grown and used for many of the excellent young and aged white wines the region is famous for. Today, however, they are grown in almost every wine producing country in the world, and are widely revered for their fresh and grassy flavors, full of tropical notes and refreshing, zesty character. Sauvignon Blanc grapes thrive best in moderate climates, and ripen relatively early in the year. This has made them a favorite for many wineries in the New World, where they can still produce healthy and high yields in the earlier part of the summer before the temperatures become too hot. Too much heat has a massively adverse effect on Sauvignon Blanc, as the grapes become dull in their flavor, and the wine produced from them loses all its unique character and high points. As such, Sauvignon Blanc farmers have had a lot of trouble from global warming and climate change, as they are being forced to harvest their crops increasingly earlier in the year when it is cool enough to do so.

Country: Chile

When considering the rich and fertile central valleys of Chile, where we find most of the oldest, grandest and established wineries, it is difficult to imagine a more suited landscape for vineyard cultivation and wine production. Mineral rich soils, eight months of sunshine per year, oceanic winds and clear water running down the mountainsides – it is little wonder that the imported Old World grapes do so well here. Chile is renowned world-wide for producing highly drinkable wines, packed full of fruit-forward character and enjoyed young and fresh, as well as being home to more complex wines reminiscent of many Old World varieties. Whilst the Cabernet Sauvignon is widely regarded as being Chile's 'flagship' grape varietal, equally fine produce comes from Chardonnay grapes (indeed, the Sol de Sol Chardonnays are widely agreed to be amongst the New World's finest white wines) the plummy Merlot and silky, intense Pinot Noir.