One idea central to Chilean artistic identity is originality. Starting in 1842 a group of artists banded together to bolster a growing cultural movement that heralded a new era of uniquely Chilean art. They rejected foreign models and drew on their own rich history to produce works of lasting importance with extraordinary reach. In the Literaria ‘42 Sauvignon Blanc winemaking joins in with the other mediums integral to the movement. The wine is crisp and acidic. It ’s incredibly refreshing and vibrant. It is uniquely Chilean and full of South American fruit perfect for pairing with fresh vegetables and food that has just come off the grill.
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.
Fresh fruit dominates the nose of this wine, but the crisp acidity keeps it from being cloying. A wonderfully vibrant white wine perfect for the spring and summer.
2018 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition Silver Medal
2018 Denver International Wine Competition Silver Medal
2018 International Women's Wine Competition Silver Medal