La Arauca 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Chile

La Arauca 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Chile

Sauvignon Blanc got its name from the French word “Sauvage,” which means wild. It grew wild everywhere in the country from Bordeaux to the Loire Valley and was a hit in Parisian bistros. Slowly the grape has made its way all over the world. Known for being “grassy” and having a high, zesty acidity the wine is perfectly refreshing. The La Arauca is a fantastic modern take on this old world grape. It doesn’t hide behind oak and is a crisp counterpoint to other buttery white wines. It has some beautiful mineral notes and a brightness that can’t be hidden. Our experts are loving it with fresh foods, and have been pairing it with all types of fresh fish dishes.

Region

Chile has a long history as a New World wine region, as it was 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

A fantastic mix of new and old world styles this Sauvignon Blanc has fruit forward stylings with subtle accents that keep it balanced and refreshing.