Sauvignon Blanc

Medalla Real

Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage

  • 2016
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Brilliant light greenish-yellow in color. The great fruit expression shines the spotlight on grapefruit and lemon blossom citrus notes combined with the classic gooseberry and the distinctly mineral finish that is characteristic of the Leyda Valley. Elegant and compact, this is a tremendously balanced wine with vibrant acidity that spreads over the palate as it develops its fruity components and delivers its long fruit-driven finish.

    • Vinification:

      The harvest extends through mid into late March, depending on the maturation level in order to obtain different varietal compounds. Once picked, the grapes are quickly transported to the winery for processing. They are destemmed, and pressed, except for a few lots that undergo an 12-hour pre-fermentation cold soak in the presses at 10ºC (50ºF). The free run and press juices are separated by tasting to select only the fraction that best represents the fresh and fruity characteristics and texture, with no type of phenolic extraction. The juice obtained is decanted for 48 hours, during which it takes its varietal character from the solid parts, which lend complexity to the finished wine. 20 % of the wine was fermented in French oak barrels (20% new) for 7 months before the final blend was made. The balance (80 %) was fermented and aged over its lees in stainless steel.

    • Potential aging:

      2 to 3 years.

    • Technicals details:

      • Alcohol : 13.4 %v/v
      • Total Acidity : 5.51 g/L
      • pH : 3.25
      • Residual Sugar : 1.03 g/L

  • 2010
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Brilliant light greenish-yellow in color. The great fruit expression shines the spotlight on grapefruit and lemon blossom citrus notes combined with the classic gooseberry and the distinctly mineral finish that is characteristic of the Leyda Valley. Elegant and compact, this is a tremendously balanced wine with vibrant acidity that spreads over the palate as it develops its fruity components and delivers its long fruit-driven finish.

    • Vinification:

      The harvest extends through mid into late March, depending on the maturation level in order to obtain different varietal compounds. Once picked, the grapes are quickly transported to the winery for processing. They are destemmed, and pressed, except for a few lots that undergo an 12-hour pre-fermentation cold soak in the presses at 10ºC (50ºF). The free run and press juices are separated by tasting to select only the fraction that best represents the fresh and fruity characteristics and texture, with no type of phenolic extraction. The juice obtained is decanted for 48 hours, during which it takes its varietal character from the solid parts, which lend complexity to the finished wine. 20 % of the wine was fermented in French oak barrels (20% new) for 7 months before the final blend was made. The balance (80 %) was fermented and aged over its lees in stainless steel.

    • Potential aging:

      2 to 3 years.

    • Technicals details:

      • Alcohol : 13.4 %v/v
      • Total Acidity : 5.51 g/L
      • pH : 3.25
      • Residual Sugar : 1.03 g/L

  • 2009
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Brilliant light greenish-yellow in color. The great fruit expression shines the spotlight on grapefruit and lemon blossom citrus notes combined with the classic gooseberry and the distinctly mineral finish that is characteristic of the Leyda Valley. Elegant and compact, this is a tremendously balanced wine with vibrant acidity that spreads over the palate as it develops its fruity components and delivers its long fruit-driven finish.

    • Vinification:

      The harvest extends through mid into late March, depending on the maturation level in order to obtain different varietal compounds. Once picked, the grapes are quickly transported to the winery for processing. They are destemmed, and pressed, except for a few lots that undergo an 12-hour pre-fermentation cold soak in the presses at 10ºC (50ºF). The free run and press juices are separated by tasting to select only the fraction that best represents the fresh and fruity characteristics and texture, with no type of phenolic extraction. The juice obtained is decanted for 48 hours, during which it takes its varietal character from the solid parts, which lend complexity to the finished wine. 20 % of the wine was fermented in French oak barrels (20% new) for 7 months before the final blend was made. The balance (80 %) was fermented and aged over its lees in stainless steel.

    • Potential aging:

      2 to 3 years.

    • Technicals details:

      • Alcohol : 13.4 %v/v
      • Total Acidity : 5.51 g/L
      • pH : 3.25
      • Residual Sugar : 1.03 g/L

Vineyard: Leyda

    • 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:

  • 2010
    • eRobertparker.com - November 2010
      • Date: November 2010
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2009
      • Award: 89 Points
  • 2009
    • Hong-Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition - November 2009
      • Date: November 2009
      • Country: Hong-Kong
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: Bronze Medal
    • Decanter Wine Awards - May 2009
      • Date: May 2009
      • Country: UK
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: Bronze Medal
    • International Wine Challenge - May 2009
      • Date: May 2009
      • Country: UK
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: Bronze Medal
    • Wine Spectator - July 2009
      • Date: July 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: 88 points
    • e-Robert Parker.com - April 2009
      • Date: April 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: 87 points
    • Wine Enthusiast - March 2009
      • Date: March 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: 87 points
    • International Wine Cellar - March 2009
      • Date: March 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: 88 points