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2018 Casas del Bosque Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

Casas del Bosque

Casablanca Valley

Pale straw with green reflections. This Sauvignon Blanc has intense aromas of grapefruit, passionfruit and Casablanca’s hallmark notes of jalapeño, with some floral nuances behind. In the mouth, the wine is crisp and refreshing, with clean, citrusy flavours and mineral acidity. Finishes clean and long.


Viticulture

All fruit was sourced from our own vineyard - located within the coolest, westernmost reaches of the Casablanca Valley. A blend of three different clones of Sauvignon Blanc (70% clone 1, 20% clone 107 and 10% clone 242) from vines planted between 1993 and 2012. Most of the vineyards are planted on the sandy soils on the valley floor, complemented with some fruit from the hillsides, lending some extra body.


Vinification

On arrival at the winery the grapes were destemmed and crushed to stainless steel tanks (via a chiller in order to drop the temperature to between 2-8°C/34-46ºF) where they were left to soak for 2 days before being drained, dug-out and pressed. The resulting juices were then left to cold settle for 1-2 days following which time they were racked to stainless steel tanks, inoculated with selected yeasts and fermented at temperatures between 8-16ºC. Following fermentation the young wine was left for 3 weeks on its gross lees (without stirring) before blending. The resulting wine was then clarified, cold stabilized and filtered. The first bottling occurred on 8th August 2018. Total production: 37.000 cases.