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

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

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.