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Francisco Baettig and Eduardo Chadwick touch red wine glasses in a toast to Errazuriz

Aconcagua Costa Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Aconcagua Valley
  • 75cl bottle

This Sauvignon Blanc displays a citric profile of mango, mandarin and grapefruit skin, all framed by the herbal profile that characterises the variety. The palate is refreshing, while citrus and herbal notes unfold with great harmony with a fresh and excellent balance. A wine with great persistence, delivering a mineral sensation that is prolonged by an elegant finish.

Vineyards

The grapes for the Aconcagua Costa Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc came from our Manzanar Vineyard, located just 12 km from the Pacific Ocean. This property has hillsides that range from 100 to 300 metres above sea level and present an average heat summation of 1,191 Degree Days during the growing season with an average January temperature of 18.4¼C. These extraordinary characteristics are ideal for cool-climate varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards are drip irrigated and trellised to vertical shoot position on soils with a thin layer of loam over another layer of clay and metamorphic slate-type rock (schist).

Vintage

The unforgettable 2018 season in Aconcagua Costa will be remembered as one of the coldest we have ever recorded in this vineyard, with a heat summation 15% lower than historic averages, mainly concentrated during the months that preceded the harvest. At the beginning of spring, temperatures fluctuated around the average, but from mid-October onwards the heat summation began to decrease and position below the historic temperatures. January, February and March were even colder, especially the two first months of the year, which were accompanied by abundant cloudiness. On the other hand, the absence of rains from November to April provided the ideal conditions for a slow and steady ripening process, resulting in exceptionally clean healthy fruit.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted White Meats
  • Fish/Shellfish
  • Salads and Picnics