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Ventolera Litoral Sauvignon Blanc Leyda Valley 2017
£79.56 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
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, grapefruit and passionfruit flavours. Vibrant and beautifully balanced with a moreish texture and an elegant mineral note on the finish.
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A vibrant wine bursting with asparagus, peapod and lime flavours with a hint of elderflower, textured and wonderfully aromatic.
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 elegant wines.
The 2017 harvest was characterised by higher temperatures than in previous years and as a result it took place two weeks earlier than in previous years, in order to preserve the grape’s natural acidity and fresh flavours.
The grapes for this wine are picked from two blocks that were planted in 1999 and 2002. Block 1 has a south easterly orientation and is planted with clone 242 whereas Block 20 has a north easterly orientation, but is also 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 took 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, grapefruit and passionfruit flavours. Vibrant and beautifully balanced with a moreish texture and an elegant mineral note on the finish.
Delicious as an apéritif. Ideal with fresh seafood and sushi.
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
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- 6 Bottles
- San Antonio
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