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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £77.80
Country - Chile
Region - San Antonio
Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Viña Ventolera
Tasting notes - This Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and bright, brimming with lime, guava, and passionfruit flavours. A touch of freshly cut green peppers and gooseberry lead to the full flavoured palate, which is well balanced and wonderfully vibrant.
A vibrant wine bursting with asparagus, peapod and
lime flavours with a hint of smokiness, textured and
Ventolera is an exciting new venture between founder Vicente Izquierdo and one of
Chile's top winemakers Stefano Gandolini. The vineyard, which was planted in 1999,
is located in the region of the Leyda Valley, just six kilometres from the Pacific Ocean.
The area is being singled out as being Chile's newest and most radical cool-climate
wine region, which is strongly influenced by the cooling effects of the Humboldt
Current that flows up from the Antarctic. ‘Ventolera’ is a Spanish word which refers to
this strong sea wind; its cooling influence is instrumental in producing wonderfully
The 2016 season was characterised by a wetter weather and cooler temperatures
during the summer months, than previous years. Weather conditions were
favourable until the harvest, when heavy rain fell due to El Niño, reducing yields on
some varieties. The 2016 wines are showing vibrant, refreshing acidity.
The grapes for this wine are picked from two blocks that were planted in 1999 and
2002. The vine row with a south easterly orientation is Block 1 and it is planted with
clone 242. The vine row with a north easterly orientation is Block 20, which is planted
with clone 242. The vines are trained to a Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP) system.
Careful canopy management is undertaken, with 18 shoots per metre and two
bunches per shoot, in order to protect the fruit from too much sunshine exposure.
This helps to enhance the freshness and fruit flavour concentration in the berries. The
vines are grown in granite and alluvial soils.
The grapes were hand-picked and cooled to 8°C, destemmed and transferred to a
pneumatic press. After pressing, the juice was separated into three different stainless
steel tanks and cold settled. The juice was then racked and inoculated with yeasts
which have been carefully selected to preserve the primary fruit aromas.
Fermentation tool place in small stainless steel tanks at cool temperature, in order to
retain fruit flavours and freshness. The wine was aged on its lees for three months,
stabilised and prepared for bottling.
This Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and bright, brimming with lime, guava, and passionfruit
flavours. A touch of freshly cut green peppers and gooseberry lead to the full
flavoured palate, which is well balanced and wonderfully vibrant.
Delicious as an apéritif. Ideal with with fresh seafood and sushi.
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
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