Valdivieso, Single Vineyard Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (1x75cl)
Region: Leyda Valley
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size: 75cl
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Product Code: CHLV0019B15S
Based in Lontué in the Curicó Valley, Valdivieso has a wealth of vineyards and the quality of their terroirs is shown by their Single Valley Lot/Valley Selection and Single Vineyard wines. The whole range encapsulates everything that Chile excels at: rich, vibrant flavours and smooth, glossy textures - and the wines deserve the multitude of gongs they have picked up in recent years. Well-travelled Kiwi winemaker, Brett Jackson, has settled in Chile and much of Valdivieso’s success in recent years can be credited to his talent.
The vineyards here are located in the Leyda Valley, enjoying a strong influence from Leyda's maritime climate, due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. This area is cold, therefore ideal for Sauvignon Blanc and its preferred slower ripening. This allows for greater retention of acidity and greater aromatic qualities. The objective is to make a wine that is a true reflection of this area, through an optimal combination of soil, climate and vine.
Harvest is by solely by hand in the second week of March. Traditional winemaking methods are employed, with the aim that the wine is a faithful reflection of the terroir from which it comes. The clusters are taken directly to the presses. The must undergoes a natural fermentation in barrels, driven by 'wild' yeasts, present in the grapes. To ensure successful fermentation, there is no addition of sulfur dioxide. The wine is kept in barrels of 500 litres, the barrels being of 100% French oak, and kept in contact with its lees for 6 months. Malolactic fermentation is not allowed to occur, in order to retain the crisp natural acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc grape.
100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Brilliant light yellow color with green hues. Intense aromatic profile, savory with a distinctive mineral character. Full bodied, with a tight acid structure. Very flavoursome earth and spice, complementing the mineral character of this wine. Long elegant finish. Valdivieso Wild Fermented Sauvignon Blanc pairs very well with grilled fish, tuna tartar, fresh shellfish or any light pasta dishes.
Enjoy the concentration now or cellar for up to 6 years.