Wine "Arboleda" Sauvignon Blanc DO, 2012
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Reviews of purchase "Arboleda" Sauvignon Blanc DO, 2012
Wine brilliant yellow.
Sredneteloe wine has a fresh acidity, excellent balance and a creamy texture. The finish is sweet and juicy.
Intense aroma of wine is filled with hints of tropical fruit, green pepper, tomato leaf, lime and mineral tones.
Wine is an excellent aperitif, goes well with seafood and fish, light salads and a variety of cheeses.
Sauvignon Blanc from the winery Arboleda - holds the title of best Chilean wines from Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Like other white wines of the company, it differs freshness, high acidity and intense aroma. Such features are provided through the morning fog and cool breezes, enveloping Leyda Valley vineyards. Grapes for wine harvested in the estate Chilhue, in the language of the indigenous peoples means "gulls habitat." In 2005, there were different clones planted Sauvignon Blanc. Soil vineyards that stretch on the hillsides at an altitude of 100-300 meters above sea level, consist mainly of loam, clay and stone. The vineyards are located 12 km from the Pacific coast, the average temperature in January is 18,8 ° C.
Winter 2012 was characterized by low rainfall, the summer was moderately warm, with daytime morning mists and cool breezes. In general, the season turned out to be warmer than the previous 3 years. The harvest took place from 3 to 22 March, for 10-12 days earlier than usual, allowing it to maintain the necessary level of acidity and varietal characteristics.
Sauvignon Blanc grapes are harvested by hand early in the morning in a special box with a capacity of 14 kg, and sent to the winery. Here, 10% yield briefly directed cold maceration for 6 hours at a temperature of 10 ° C, and then pressed. Fermentation of the wort is carried out in stainless steel using specially selected yeast at a temperature of 12-15 ° C. Then drink for 3 months aged on its lees in neutral vessels, while every 15 days batonnazh made to give future wine complexity and bulkiness. Vintage 2012 strikes a good balance and acidity, fruity and herbaceous notes. Wine storage capacity is 4 years.
Arboleda - is a personal project winemaker Eduardo Chadwick, which was launched in 1999. The name of the winery Arboleda (in Spanish, "Grove") was named after the trees of the valley of the Aconcagua, the surrounding vineyards, so on the label shows a tree. The basis of the work of the winery on the following principles - eco-friendly approach, respect for the local terroir, close-knit team of specialists and a commitment to excellence. At the moment, the winery has two vineyards in the valley of the Aconcagua - Las Vertientes and Chilue. According to the manufacturer's philosophy that given the status of protected lands and made them appropriate care.