Caliterra Caliterra Vineyard, Estate Grown Caliterra Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Wine Review
Caliterra Caliterra Vineyard, Estate Grown Caliterra Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Curicó Valley, Chile
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 88/100
Loaded with fresh mango and tropical fruit notes. This is exceptional value and quality for the price. Some pink grapefruit and green melon on the finish. Mouth-watering a dn delicious as an aperitif or versatile food companion.
This Caliterra Caliterra Vineyard, Estate Grown Caliterra Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2009 was reviewed on January 6, 2010 by Natalie MacLean
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|Peter Wilkins rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Good w citrus fish
|A beautiful yellow pale colour similar to straw and slight greenish tones on the edge of the glass are characteristics of this wine. For this vintage 2009 there is a predominance of tropical fruit aromas such as guava, grapefruit and tangerine. A touch of mineral notes intermingles perfectly with the fruit achieving a pleasant combination. On the palate, the wine is tasty, fresh, very stimulating, ending with a well balance between acidity and sweetness.|
As usual this variety offers us a special challenge during harvest. For all the Chilean valleys, this season was one of the warmest in the last years. For this reason it was necessary to wait for the right moment to harvest. Starting by the end of February with good acidity levels, March went on and minerality and lime notes changed to apple and peach fruit notes, even though freshness was kept since all the fruit was harvested before the 20th of March.
The good summer weather was managed correctly through foliage and irrigation in order to protect the grapes from the sun rays and preserve the aromas and flavours of this delicate variety.
Fermentation and Aging
Most of the grapes were gently destemmed and cold macerated before being pressed off. Fermentation process was carried out with a clean must and with temperatures between 13º Celsius and 15º Celsius (57°-66°F). These temperatures were held low to preserve freshness, aromas, and intensity in the wine. After approximately three weeks, all the sugar levels had turned into alcohol. Our Caliterra Reserva Sauvignon Blanc is not aged in barrels and the first bottles are ready just after fermentation.
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