100% Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca Valley, Chile.
SRP of $14 and available for as low as $10. Sample received courtesy Wines of Chile for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"This Sauvignon Blanc is a wine with a story to tell. It was born at Loma Roja, a Casablanca Valley block located on soft, red clay slopes overlooking the small coastal town of Algarrobo, notorious for the ancient lighthouse it once harboured. There, a strong Pacific Ocean influence and mineral soils concur to foster this crisp, yellow-green wine. Notes of yellow chili, litchi, lemon and grapefruit, well-achieved acidity and mineral tones complement its intrinsic freshness and length. The winemaker intended this Sauvignon Blanc to be young and fresh, so we sealed it with a specially designed screwcap to keep it so. Uncap the saga and let it live on.Today's wine is the fourth in our series on the Coastal Whites of Chile and the third Sauvignon Blanc. And like several of the wines in this series this one also comes from the Casablanca Valley, which is a relative newcomer to the wine scene with the first plantings beginning in the mid-80s. This area has quickly established a reputation as an excellent place to grow white wine grapes, with Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay making up the bulk of the production.
The 2011 Cono Sur Vision Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc begins with light and a bit restrained aromas of peach and grapefruit. The wine tastes of light fruit, primarily peaches and green apple along with a slight vegetal component. This one is on the simple side with good balance and acidity. The finish is short but fresh. A great wine for those who like a nice mellow Sauvignon Blanc.
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Taste Rating: 7 Cost Rating: 8
Overall Rating: 7.3
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Wines in the Chile Coastal Whites series:
2011 Vina Casablanca Nimbus Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Casa Silva Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Chardonnay
2011 Cono Sur Vision Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
2010 De Martino Legado Reserva Chardonnay
2011 Veramonte Ritual Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Los Vascos Barons de Rothschild Sauvignon Blanc
2009 Concha Y Toro Marques De Casa Concha Chardonnay
Also be sure to check out Tour of Chile Part 1 series on Carménère!