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Casa Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Wine Review

Casa Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Casa Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Rapel Valley, Chile

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2013-2014

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Casa Lapostolle

Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 87/100

A medium- to almost full-bodied sauvignon blanc offering great lime citrus refreshment. Mouth-watering and mouth-filling. Try it with fresh seafood or salads.

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This Casa Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc 2012 was reviewed on July 26, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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Tasting Notes

Color: Brilliant pale lime yellow. Nose: Intense, complex and elegant nose full of tropical fruit aromas such as ripe pineapple and green bananas, sweet citrus and lemon grass aromas. Taste: Soft and fresh palate, with pleasant roundness and a long lasting finish. Service and food matching: Perfect for fresh vegetable salads, sea food and appetizers. Serve well chilled from 6 to 8° C (42°F to 46°F).

Viticultural Notes

We had the driest winter of the last 10 years, so we had to start an early irrigation season and carefully irrigate in order to preserve this precious resource. The drought continued during spring under the influenceof La Niña phenomenon. September was exceptionally hot with average temperatures 2° C above the normal. October and November were good enough and permitted a nice flowering of the grapevines. Summer started very warm and stayed like that, however, the nights remained fresh, increasing this way the average thermal amplitude. Ripening was very fast and harvest came earlier than usual.

Wine Making Notes

100% of our Sauvignon Blanc from Las Kuras was hand-harvested at night. We began night harvest with the 2009 vintage because it allowed us to enhance the fruit and the freshness of the wine (in addition to saving some cooling energy at the cellar). At this point of the process, we do all we can to preserve the fruit and acidity. 8% of the grapes had a 3 hours maceration in the press, then natural decantation in tanks followed, with slow and low temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks and 2 month of ageing in lees. We produce a very charming wine with crisp acidity and intense flavors.

Source: Agent (Trialto Wine Group Ltd.)

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