When I wondered about who to invite over to help me drink this bottle, thoughts immediately went to my sister whose middle name is Sav Blanc.
Well, rather… if it could be, it would be. She absolutely loves Sav Blanc, but not necessarily from Chile.
That is about to change.
Made from grapes grown in cool, coastal Leyda Valley, this is a good example of what’s happening more often in Chile. When attention is paid to dry farming and sustainable practices, lower yields and lower alcohol levels, better wines are the result and lucky us for that.
This new world Sauvignon Blanc is pale lemon with aromas of green apple, gooseberry, spring grass, lemon lime, and Marigold.
The palate is dry with juicy acidity, flavours of more grass and gooseberry, guava, lime cordial, and yellow Gerbera.
Enjoy it as young as you can – don’t age (and this version is very young, having been harvested after the wild fires that raged through Chile in early 2017).
This delightful and delicious wine is WSET Good Plus.