Chile / Casablanca
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2021 Casas del Bosque Sauvignon Blanc Reserva

Casas del Bosque

Casablanca

Pale straw colour with green reflections. Coming from a cold and cloudy summer, the ripening process was very slow, which shows on the high concentration of aromatic precursors on the grapes. Notes of grapefruit, boxwood and guava mix with floral and even some pyrazine notes. On palate there is a remarkable and refreshing acidity, typical of a cool climate sector like Las Dichas. A clean and high defined wine that perfectly characterizes the 2021 vintage


Viticulture

Mostly sandy soils, with some blocks planted on hillside loam. The vineyard is located 18 km/11 miles from the Pacific ocean, at an altitude of 250m/820 feet over sea level. Vineyard located on the westernmost reaches of the Casablanca
Valley. Yields average 7 tons per hectare/3.2 US tons per acre. Frequent morning fogs, warm days and cold nights characterize the valley. Average temperatures in summer are 18.9ºC/66ºF and in winter, 10.7ºC/51ºF. Thermal amplitude during the day in March is 13.1ºC/56ºF. Yearly average rains are 380mm, falling mostly between May and September


Vinification

After the harvest, the grapes were destemmed and pressed into a pneumatic press. The resulting juices were left to cold-macerate for 1 to 5 days, after which they were transferred to stainless steel tanks
for inoculation with selected yeasts. Fermentation temperatures reached 12 to 18ºC/54 to 64ºF, after which the wine was left on its fine lees for a few weeks without stirring. After blending, the wine was clarified, cold-stabilized and filtered. The first bottling occurred on July 20th, 2021, with total production reaching 25,000 cases


Recommendation

Ideally between 6 to 8ºC/43 to 46ºF with dishes such as ceviche, oysters or grilled fish. Herbs such as lemon grass, cilantro or basil. Green olives, chutney and all kinds of goat cheeses. Ideal with lemon spaghetti or shellfish risotto