Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Viña Echeverria

LHSB15

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Golden yellow, a complex nose with overtones of mature peaches, apricots and honey, and a delicate background of botrytis. Marked notes of quince jam and creamy honeyed flavours are enlivened by a good level of acidity. Rich, intense and full bodied, with a long and elegant finish where fruits and botrytis express their identity in full harmony.

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RRP: £11.99 (save 18%)

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Viña Echeverria´s vineyards and winery are located in Molina in the Curico Valley at an altitude of 243 metres. Situated on the 35th parallel south, between the towering Andes Mountains and the cool Pacific Ocean, this privileged viticultural zone with its cold nights and warm dry days, intense sunlight and long growing season is ideally suited to produce healthy vines and grapes. The cooling influence of the oceanic breeze allows both red and whites grapes to achieve outstanding fruit aromas and exceptional colour concentration. The rows are planted in an east-westerly direction, to maximise the sun's exposure. Working with a model of micro viticulture, each plot, of no more than half a hectare, is identified according to its terroir and microclimate and planted accordingly. Grapes are subjected to specific pruning, irrigation, canopy management and harvesting, which results in grapes of optimum quality and flavour. The soils are alluvial in origin, with clay loam and stone at 80cm depth.

The bunches were hand harvested and then carefully selected. Whole cluster pressing took place with a 48 hour static sedimentation prior to fermentation. The grapes were then fermented with selected yeasts at a constant temperature of 18°C in stainless steel tanks for 45 days. The wine was then transferred to French oak barrels for moderate ageing.

 
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RRP £11.99
Bottle size 37.5cl
Vintage 2015
Alcoholic strength 13%
Serve with Delicate desserts, creamy fruit pies, rich blue cheeses.
Grapes Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Dry/Sweet value 6
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No

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