25 Degrees 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Chile

25 Degrees 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Chile

This Sauvignon Blanc takes the best grapes from one of the world’s most complex growing reasons. Chile is an amazing place for winemakers to hone their craft. Sitting at 25 degrees latitude, the country spans some of the most diverse microclimates and mesoclimates on Earth. Stretching along 6,000 km of Pacific coastline and into the Andes mountains, Chile contains vineyards thousands of meters above sea level and all the way down to the ocean. Winemakers can pick and choose what types of grapes they want to achieve the perfect balance of acidity and alcohol. The 25 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc is intensely refreshing, with a zesty, mouth puckering acidity. The wine has beautiful, fresh fruit flavors that are offset by fun grassy, herbaceous notes. Our experts say it is a great year-round white. Judges like it too! It took home a Silver Medal at the 2018 Critics Challenge and the International Women's Wine Competition!

Region

Chile has a long history as a New World wine region, dating all the way back to the 16th century when the Spanish conquistadors brought Vitis vinifera (wine grape vines) with them as they colonized the region. The number of wineries has grown from 12 in 1995 to over 100 today. With many French immigrants bringing knowledge and experience to Chile and a climate that has been described as midway between that of California and France, the wines are rightfully coveted around the world.

Tasting Notes

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc marries two unique styles: the more reserved old world style from the Loire and the fresh and more fruit focused style of New Zealand. Optimum ripeness is balanced with vibrant acidity and creates its own identity with light leafy complexity as a result of a sunny climate and cooling influence of the mountains.

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

Awards:
Silver Medal, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (2018)

Silver Medal, International Women's Wine Competition (2018)

Bronze Medal, Global Wine Awards (2018)