Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
Valley: Casablanca
Vintage

Winemaker's comments

This wine has a brilliant yellow color with green hues. Its intense aroma is a fragrant blend of citrus fruit and maracuya with a herbaceous backdrop typical of this variety. On the palate, it is concentrated, with a pleasant acidity that highlights its freshness, firm structure and excellent persistence.

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Vinification

20% of the grapes were cold macerated for 18 hours at temperatures under 5ºC. The rest were crushed and immediately pressed. Free-run and low pressures were used to produce the Reserve level, in order to ensure high fruit concentration and a good acidity balance, which is essential to this style of fresh and crispy Sauvignon Blanc. Highly fined musts fermented allow good fruit development and retention. Some at low temperatures (10-11ºC) work on its lees is done before its fining.

Potential aging

2 – 3 years

Technicals details

Alcohol: 13.5° C; Total Acidity: 6.44 g/l (Expressed in. Tartaric Acid); pH: 3.01; Residual sugar: 1.3 g/l

Suggested food

2 – 3 years

Winemaker's comments

This medium intensity wine has a brilliant yellow color with green hues. Its intense aroma is a fragrant blend of citrus fruit and maracuya with a herbaceous backdrop typical of this variety. On the palate, it is concentrated, with a pleasant acidity that highlights its freshness, firm structure and excellent persistence.

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Vinification

25% of the grapes were cold macerated for 12 hours at temperatures under 5ºC. The rest were crushed and immediately pressed. Free-run and low pressures were used to produce the Reserve level, in order to ensure high fruit concentration and a good acidity balance, which is essential to this style of fresh and crispy Sauvignon Blanc. Highly fined musts fermented allow good fruit development and retention. Some at low temperatures (10-11ºC) work on its lees is done before its fining.

Potential aging

2 – 3 years.

Technicals details

pH: 3.0; Total acidity: 6.36 g/l (expressed in Tartaric Acid); Alcohol: 13.9° C; Residual sugar: 1.3 g/l

Suggested food

Ideal as an aperitif or with marinated raw fish, shrimp cocktail, chicken and caviar.
Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard

Location

Between Santiago and the  Pacific Ocean, 80 km. 49.7 miles from Santiago.

Surface

312 ha.

Varieties

Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Climate

Mediterranean thermal conditions. Temperature variation of 20ºC between day and night. Proximity to and influence from the sea.

Average annual temperature

13,4 ºC (56 ºF).

Average annual rainfall

450 mm.

Soil

Relatively poor and dry, resulting in low yields and high concentration of varietal characteristics.

Annual awards:

International Wine Cellar - May 2011

Date: May 2011

Country: USA

Vintage: 2010

Award: 87 Points

Decanter World Awards - May 2010

Date: May 2010

Country: United Kingdom

Vintage: 2009

Award: Bronze Medal

Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - March 2010

Date: March 2010

Country: USA

Vintage: 2009

Award: 87 points

Comments: Light, green-tinged yellow. Bright, precise aromas of tangerine, flowers, wet stone and pungent herbs. Light-bodied, understated citrus and orchard fruit flavors pick up a peppery element with air. Refreshingly brisk if a bit dry, finishing with good mineral cut.

7th Annual Wines of Chile Awards - January 2010

Date: January 2010

Country: Chile

Vintage: 2009

Award: Silver Medal

e-Robert Parker.com - April 2009

Date: April 2009

Country: USA

Vintage: 2008

Award: 86 points

Wine Enthusiast - March 2009

Date: March 2009

Country: USA

Vintage: 2008

Award: 87 points

Comments: Best Buy

Wine Spectator - February 2009

Date: February 2009

Country: USA

Vintage: 2007

Award: 88 points

Comments: 2008 Value Wine

International Wine Cellar - March 2009

Date: March 2009

Country: USA

Vintage: 2008

Award: 88 points

Wine Advocate - October 2008

Date: October 2008

Country: USA

Vintage: 2007

Award: 88 points

Decanter - May 2008

Date: May 2008

Country: England

Vintage: 2007

Award: Silver Medal

International Wine Challenge - May 2008

Date: May 2008

Country: England

Vintage: 2007

Award: Silver Medal

Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - April 2008

Date: April 2008

Country: USA

Vintage: 2007

Award: 88 points