Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting Notes:
Clean, bright, very light, and almost clear greenish-yellow in color. The nose presents aromas of exotic fruits such as pineapple along with citrus notes of lime and grapefruit that lend freshness. The palate is intense and fruity, very well balanced, and has good volume, fresh acidity, and a pleasing finish.


Grape:
100% Sauvignon Blanc


Vineyards:
The grapes for this wine come from two vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. The San Carlos Estate is located near Cunaco and the vines average 19 years in age. The other is in the Litueche area, close to the Colchagua coast, just over 20 km from the Pacific Ocean, which lends freshness, natural acidity, and aromatic intensity to the wine. The soils from Cunaco present alluvial, sandy-clay characteristics with very good drainage. It is extraordinarily porous and administers the delivery of water to the plant very well throughout the year. The soils at Litueche are granitic with good depth and drainage.


Vinification process:
The grapes were destemmed without crushing and directly deposited into the press, where they were cold macerated for 610 hours at 810C (46-50F) to extract aromatic precursors, color, and flavors from the skins and to increase the volume in the final wine. The must was then drained and decanted for 3648 hours at 8C prior to inoculation with selected yeasts. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures controlled to 1018C (50-64F), depending on the yeast in order to develop different aromatic profiles and characteristics on the palate. Once fermentation was complete the wine was left on its lees for 2 months with weekly stirring to improve its integration and volume. The entire vinification process took place in a completely reductive environment.


Aging process:
Aged 2 years in a mix of 500/1000/3000 Liter oak casks: the finished wine is achieved by blending the various oak casks.

Main aromas and flavors:
Pineapple, lime and grapefruit.


Alcohol Contents:
12% vol.


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