2019 Casas del Bosque Sauvignon Blanc Reserva

Year: 2019
Appellation: Casablanca Valley
Country: Chile
Wine Spectator: 90
James Suckling: 90
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.8%
Price :
$8.99
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AN AMAZING LAWC VALUE! HURRY!!

"$13 Plush, with juicy energy to the ripe apple, pear and gooseberry flavors. Creamy midpalate, leading to a finish that lingers with dried green herbal notes. Drink now. 10,000 cases made, 4,000 cases imported. -K.M. " (WS)

"Grapefruit and a hint of freshly cut strawberry character here. A little light after the mid-palate. Very easy and approachable. Drink now. Screw cap."(JS)

Winery Notes:
VINEYARD:
All fruit was sourced from our own vineyard -located within the coolest, westernmost reaches of the Casablanca Valley. A blend of three different clones of Sauvignon Blanc (70% clone 1, 20% clone 242 and 10% clone 107) from mostly ungraftedvines planted between 1993 and 2012. Most of the vineyards are grown on the sandy soils on the valley floor, complemented with some fruit from the hillsides, lending some extra body.

HARVEST:
Despite absence of spring frosts after budding, yields were lower than the previous vintage, around 8 tons/ha (3.2 tons/acre). The growing season was cool and dry, the harvest starting on 11 March. The grapes were machine harvested by night at very low temperatures.

VINIFICATION:
On arrival at the winery the grapes were destemmed and crushed to a pneumatic press. The resulting juices were then left to cold settle for 1-2 days following which time they were racked to stainless steel tanks, inoculated with selected yeasts and fermented at temperatures between 12 and 18ÂșC. Following fermentation the young wine was left for a few weeks on its gross lees (without stirring) before blending. After blending the wine was clarified, cold stabilized and filtered. The first bottling occurred mid August. Total production is of 26.600 cases.