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Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2012

750ML    
Sku: 065852

In the mid-nineteenth century, two of the leading Chilean wine producers brought vines from Bordeaux to improve the quality of the original vineyard of Vina Los Vascos. Chile's natural geographic frontiers protected it from the Phyloxera epidemic of the late nineteenth century and resulted in an unbroken line of wine stock that now produces some of the finest wines in all of Chile. The Sauvignon Blanc made at Los Vascos comes from grapes purchased on long term contracts from both the Casablanca and Curicó areas. These areas are supervised during the pruning and growth periods by the Los Vascos team.

Rating
2011: 88 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Bright straw. Spice and herb-accented aromas of citrus zest and green apple, enriched by a deeper honeysuckle nuance. Dry, taut and linear, offering dusty lemon and grapefruit flavors, along with a suggestion of melon. Shows good clarity and closes with fine cut and lingering spiciness. I like this wine's uncompromising character."

2011: 88 Points - Jay Miller, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc was fermented and raised in stainless steel. It exhibits an enticing nose of fresh herbs, spring flowers, baking spices, and citrus. Medium-bodied, crisp, and savory, this tasty effort will pair splendidly with oysters and clams. Drink this excellent value over the next 12-18 months. "


Wine maker notes
Yellow robe with greenish hues. The nose boasts a selection of aromas ranging from vegetal notes like grass, chive, boxwood, asparagus, lemon verbena, to lychee, pear, pineapple, and green apple. Fresh mouthfeel with delicate acidity and persistence. In the mid-nineteenth century, two of the leading Chilean wine producers brought vines from Bordeaux to improve the quality of the original vineyard of Vina Los Vascos. Chile’s natural geographic frontiers protected it from the Phyloxera epidemic of the late nineteenth century and resulted in an unbroken line of wine stock that now produces some of the finest wines in all of Chile. A spring with little rain and warm temperatures that gradually increased towards the summer allowed to maintain the plant health necessary to boost the quality of this vintage. A frost-free spring ensured proper bud break development, blooming and fruit set. The grapes ripened slowly, which fostered balanced acidity and the right concentration of sugar. Grapes were handpicked very early in the morning. The harvest started in Casablanca, followed in Colchagua Andes and ended in the Leyda Valley, the harvests were directly monitored by technical team of Vina Los Vascos in order to ensure quality. The fruit is sorted before being chilled and then macerated for a few hours. It is then pressed to obtain the juice, which is fermented at low temperatures to keep all of its potential intact. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats under controlled temperatures between 12º and 14ºC.

Technical notes
Alcohol 14% , Yield: 10 ton/ha Total Acidity: 4.2 g/l pH: 3.1

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Country: Chile
Grape Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Still wine

Reg. $8.99

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