Undurraga TH Valle de Leyda Sauvignon Blanc 2021

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Undurraga TH Valle de Leyda Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Country - Chile

Region - Valle de Leyda

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Undurraga

Tasting notes - Pronounced aromas of citrus fruit, lime and mandarin are underpinned by spicy notes of blackcurrant leaf, green chilli pepper and chalk. This is a vibrant and juicy Sauvignon Blanc with refreshing, zesty acidity and delicate mineral notes on the smooth palate. Long and elegant, this makes the perfect apéritif. 

Undurraga TH Valle de Leyda Sauvignon Blanc 2021

A vibrant, flinty and herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc with
pronounced aromas of passionfruit, lime and mandarin
underpinned by spicy notes of blackcurrant leaf.
Producer Note
Undurraga is one of Chile’s most prestigious wineries, consistently receiving high scores
from top wine critics. Founded in 1885, Undurraga owns 1,350 hectares of estate
vineyard in Chile’s premium wine producing areas such as Leyda, Cauquenes and
Itata. Head winemaker Rafael Urrejola has spent a great deal of time researching and
understanding the diversity of Chile’s vineyard sites; the result is the emblematic ‘Terroir
Hunter’ range. Undurraga cultivates their vineyards with respect for the environment
and follow a philosophy of minimal intervention in the cellar in order to showcase the
terroir.
Vineyard
The grapes were sourced from small plots within selected vineyards in the Leyda Valley,
14 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean, where the vines are cooled by the South Pacific
breezes and the morning coastal summer fog. Located to the west of the coastal
mountain range, the Leyda Valley's finely textured soils are developed from granite rock
on the coastal batholith formed 200 million years ago during the Jurassic period. The
thin upper layer is loamy clay and has little fertility. The subsoil in these plots is
sedimentary and calcareous, which is unusual in this coastal area, as it is generally
granitic. Small plots of low-yielding clones- Davis 1, Davis 5 and French clones 242, 107
and 376- are planted on west facing slopes which are exposed to the wind, keeping
the vines healthy. Careful canopy management protects the clusters from direct
sunlight, thus enhancing freshness, preserving the fruit expression and the character of
the terroir.
Winemaking
The grapes were rigorously sorted to ensure that only the healthy, ripe clusters
underwent the cold maceration process, followed by gentle crushing. The free run and
lightly pressed juices were chilled down to 6 to 8°C and then cold stabilised for 48
hours. The juice was then racked to stainless steel tanks, where it was fermented with
selected yeasts at low temperatures of 13°C to 15°C for 18 days. 10% of the wine was
fermented in second and third use French oak barrels, adding complexity and
structure. Aged for five months on its lees, in order to contribute greater texture and
aromatic layers.
Tasting Note
Enticing aromas of citrus fruit, lime and mandarin are underpinned by spicy notes of
blackcurrant leaf, green chilli pepper and chalk. This is a vibrant and juicy Sauvignon
Blanc with refreshing, zesty acidity and delicate mineral notes.
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Winemaker: Rafael Urrejola
Region: Valle de Leyda
Subregion: Valle de Leyda
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%

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