[TH] Sauvignon Blanc, Lo Abarca, Viña Undurraga
[TH] Sauvignon Blanc, Lo Abarca, Viña Undurraga
A well deserved winner of the Best Chilean Sauvignon Blanc Trophy at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards. A unique and complex Sauvignon Blanc, clearly marked by its origins close to the Pacific Ocean. Intense, characterful nose, showing some intriguing funky and flinty notes, together with herbal aromas of fennel and earthy hints, combined with ripe citrus aromas, such as limes and mandarins. This wine shows great structure on the palate, with an interesting vibrancy and salty notes, together with an underlying minerality that gives it length and a unique character.

Country and Region: Chile,Leyda Valley

Classification: Lo Abarca Valley

Producer: T.H (Terroir Hunter)

Wine Style: White

Grape Varieties : Sauvignon Blanc

Vinification: The grapes are carefully transported and rigorously sorted at the winery, to ensure that only ripe clusters undergo gentle pressing. To preserve the characteristics of the Lo Abarca vintage, the clusters showing noble rot or botrytis (around 3%) are not removed during selection and this helps develop the wine’s complexity. Free run and lightly pressed juice is chilled to 8°C and cold stabilized for 48 hours. The free run and lightly pressed juice is then racked to a stainless steel tank and 500-litre oak barrels, where it is fermented at low temperatures (13°C-15°C) for 23 days, until dry. After fermentation, the wine is left over its lees for five months prior to blending. The winemaker uses a battonage regime that enhances the texture on the palate, lending more body, weight and interest to the wine. The final blend consists of 80% stainless steel and 20% barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc.

ABV: 13%

Closure: Screw Cap

Note: Platinum - Best Chilean Sauvignon Blanc Trophy - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017, Bronze - Sommelier Wine Awards 2017

Case Size: 6

Case price: £ 125.70

Bottle Price: £ 20.95