Leyda, Sauvignon Blanc Garuma Vineyard 2018

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Chile

  • Region:

    Leyda Valley

  • ABV:

    13.00%

  • Grape:

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Grape Blend:

    Sauvignon Blanc 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Viviana Navarette

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Garuma Vineyard 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Has a delicate and deep nose. Ripe citrus aromas such as grapefruit combine with fresh green lime and hints of green chilli peppers on the nose. On the palate this wine is fully concentrated and fresh, with mineral tones at the front, a rich mid palate and a well balanced grapefruit character on the finish. La Garuma is the name of a seagull native to the coast near Leyda.

Production Notes

This wine is made with grapes taken from the coolest area in our vineyards, with south exposure, so it is the last Sauvignon Blanc to be harvested. These grapes were hand picked early in the morning in three different pickings moments: March 14th, 30th, and April 9 th, at 21,8 deg.22,8 . In this way we ensure having different fruit flavours and aromas to build up the blend's complexity. In the winery, the clusters were selected in a sorting stainless steel vibrant table in order to ensure the fruit quality, cold macerated in the pneumatic press at low temparature for 12 hours and then, pressed at low bars separating the free run juice for making this Garuma SB. The juice was then chilled down to 8 deg.C, clarified to 70-120 NTU, and fermented 100% in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures (12,5-13C, finishing at 16C) for 22 days until dryness. The wine was left on its lees for 6 months to get roundness and improve the texture in the palate.

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Producer Profile

Vina Leyda is a pioneer in creating cool-climate wines in Chile. Leyda planted the first vineyard in the Leyda Valley in 1998. Prior to their arrival, the Leyda Valley, which is 12 kilometers from the coast, had been an area of pasture and basic crops such as wheat and barley.The valley is situated along the central coast of Chile and there is a strong influence from the Pacific Ocean, which is cold due to the influence of the Humboldt Current.The major challenge in grape growing in the area was getting water out to the valley, and this required Leyda building an eight kilometer pipeline. Leyda has been able to achieve an exceptional price to quality ratio with their wines. It has been described by Decanter Magazine;as "one of Chile's finest producers, exemplary for its consistently rewarding cool-climate wines that offer outstanding value for money and wonderful diversity."