Leyda Sauvignon Blanc (750ml)
Leyda Valley is a small sub-area of the San Antonio Valley, a wine-producing sub-region, part of the bigger Aconcagua wine region. The Leyda Valley is located 90km to the west of Santiago, on the west side of the Chilean Costal Range and only 4 km from the Pacific Ocean. The winery takes its name from this cool climate region experiences the effects of the Humboldt Current;cool coastal climate influences the vineyards with pronounced marine characteristics and low temperatures of 13ºC on average. This allows the grapes to ripen slowly, enhancing their flavors, aromas, and natural acidity, while adding a saline character to the wines. The cool coastal climate of the Leyda Valley is ideally suited to producing vibrant and fresh wines and the region is known for producing excellent examples of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. At the heart of the Leyda winery is head winemaker Viviana Navarrete and viticulturalist and micro terroir specialist, Tomás Rivera who craft terroir driven wines of balance and finesse.
Strong expression, this Sauvignon Blanc shows herbal and green character together with citrus aromas, limes, mandarins, grapefruit and passion fruit. In palate it is fresh with a sweet texture, fruit concentrated with crisp acidity and juicy ending.
This Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of three clones: 1 Davis, 242 and 107, all from distinct blocks with diverse orientations: northeast, northwest and southeast, which enhances aromatic diversity. Each block is harvested separately in order to maintain the clones’ identities. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel and see about five months lees contact for added roundness and body before bottling.