Sauvignon Blanc
Floresta Sauvignon Blanc
Valley: Leyda
Vintage

Winemaker's comments

A complex Sauvignon Blanc that shows fruity and minerality characters. Rich and savoury with very nice texture and a long finish.

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Vinification

Grapes picked up the first week of March by hand, in small boxes of 10 kg each and transported to the winery by cooling truck. 40% of the grapes is whole bunches pressed immediately and 60% undergo an 2-hour pre-fermentation meceration. The free run and press juices are separated by tasting to select only the fraction that best represents the fresh and fruity characteristics. The must is fermented with high turbidity at 15°C temperatures to retain all of its fruitiness. 40% of the wine makes the alcoholic fermentation in French barrels, 10% new and 60% of the wine in stainless steel tanks. 40 % of the wine makes wild fermentation. 40 % of the wine is conserved in barrels for five months. SO2 is not used during the oak ageing.

Technicals details

  • Alcohol : 13.4 %v/v
  • Total Acidity : 6.07   g/L (Expressed in Tartaric acid)
  • pH : 3.2
  • Residual Sugar : 1.34 g/L

Suggested food

Ideal as an aperitif or with seafood dishes such as oysters, lobsters or shrimp.

Winemaker's comments

A complex Sauvignon Blanc that shows fruity and minerality characters. Rich and savoury with very nice texture and a long finish.

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Vinification

Grapes picked up the second and third week of March by hand, in small boxes of 10 kg each and transported to the winery by cooling truck. 40% of the grapes is whole bunches pressed immediately and 60% undergo an 2-hour pre-fermentation meceration. The free run and press juices are separated by tasting to select only the fraction that best represents the fresh and fruity characteristics. The must is fermented with high turbidity at 15°C temperatures to retain all of its fruitiness. 40% of the wine makes the alcoholic fermentation in French barrels, 20% new and 60% of the wine in stainless steel tanks. 40 % of the wine makes wild fermentation. 40 % of the wine is conserved in barrels for six months. SO2 is not used during the oak ageing.

Technicals details

  • Alcohol : 13.6 %v/v
  • Total Acidity : 6.7 g/L (tartaric acid)
  • pH : 3.2
  • Residual Sugar : 1.6 g/L

Suggested food

Ideal as an aperitif or with seafood dishes such as oysters, lobsters or shrimp.

Winemaker's comments

Wine with great character and personality ,with strong citric notes, citrus flowers, ripe kiwis and gooseberries.This wine is elegant and concentrated, with good acidity (crispy and zingy) highlighting the variety’s freshness.

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Vinification

Each clone is managed separately and blended only when it has been made wine.The harvest was carried out from the end of March to mid April, based on clone and maturity level, in order to obtain the different varietal components. The harvested grapes, exclusively picked in the morning, were transferred to bins and quickly taken to be processed. Once destemmed and softly crushed, the grapes are then pressed, except for some lots that are subjected to an extended maceration, in the press, at a controlled temperature so as to prevent any type of oxidation and phenolic extraction. Drop selection from the press is carried out by tasting, selecting only the best texture, fruitiness and freshness and no phenolic extraction or oxidation.The obtained juice is settled for a 20-day period, during which, the varietal character is returned from the solid parts and the juice becomes more complex.Fermented a low temperatures so as to maintain its fruitiness, once the wine has been finished, it is kept on its lees for additional mouth feel.The wine is bottled once it has been clarified and stabilized at cold temperatures.

Technicals details

pH: 3.00; Total Acidity: 6.3 g/l  Tartaric Acid; Alcohol Content: 14.0 %v/v; Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/l

Suggested food

Sauvignon Blanc
Floresta Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard

Location

Cordillera de la Costa. 14 km. from the Pacific Ocean to the south-west of Santiago.

Surface

85 ha.

Varieties

Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir

Climate

Mediterranean thermal conditions. Low temperatures due to proximity to coast.

Average annual temperature

14,2 ºC (58 ºF).

Average annual rainfall

471 mm.

Soil

Clayish, of granite origin, thin, very new.

Annual awards:

International Wine Challenge - May 2009

Date: May 2009

Country: UK

Vintage: 2008

Award: Bronze Medal

Wine Spectator - June 2008

Date: June 2008

Country: USA

Vintage: 2007

Award: 90 points