The strong Pacific Ocean influence and red clayish soils concur to foster this refreshing, crisp, pale yellow-green wine. In nose, very fine grapefruit, white flowers and citric hints combine with a perfect mineral character. It’s an expressive Sauvignon Blanc, with a mineral and slightly salty mouth, with great acidity and a lovely long finish.
It’s usually the first wine to be served, being a great aperitif wine or an excellent option to accompany light first courses, ideally green salads or seafood. It’s a great idea to serve with foie gras, and it complements white meats, light sauces, vegetarian dishes, and fresh pastas with Mediterranean sauces. Cheese-wise, it prefers ripe Cheddar, Gruyere and soft cheeses in general.
Color: Pale yellow with green hues
Nose: Varied aromatic nose with pears, pineapple, honey dew melon, and apricots
Taste: Dry with with splendid acidity. Mineral and green apple notes on the palate. Creamy and round with a long finish.
Summary: This was the second of my “late” reviews of last week’s Wines of Chile Coastal region whites tasting. So far, this is my favorite. Balanced with real nice acidity which is a must in any good SB.