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Albaclara Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva. Vina Haras de Pirque 2016

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Bright yellow with a green hue, this wine has notes of orange peel and hints of lemon and mint. It is light on the palate and fresh, ideal for pairing with oysters. - WineryAlcohol: 11.8%Total Acidity: 4.16 g/LpH: 3.22Residual Sugar: 1.1 g/L

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Viña Haras de Pirque:
In 1991, after a highly successful business career in Chile's private sector, entrepreneur Eduardo Matte acquired an estate that he would later name Haras de Pirque, in the southwestern part of Pirque, a prestigious winegrowing area situated in the Maipo Valley. Eduardo Matte's objectives included launching a major winery project, and expanding and improving the existing thoroughbred farm. ... Read more
In 1991, after a highly successful business career in Chile's private sector, entrepreneur Eduardo Matte acquired an estate that he would later name Haras de Pirque, in the southwestern part of Pirque, a prestigious winegrowing area situated in the Maipo Valley. Eduardo Matte's objectives included launching a major winery project, and expanding and improving the existing thoroughbred farm. The property- today covering 600 hectares - gently ascends the lower slopes of a spur of the Andes Mountains. In these foothills, between 1992 and 1993, one hundred and twenty hectares of vineyards were planted, mainly with the reds Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère, and the whites Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Haras de Pirque's name honors the country´s oldest thoroughbred breeding stud, founded in 1892.The stud has four extensively pedigreed stallions that have sired exceptional offspring. The farm's success is reflected by a long succession of trophies won in the nation's main horseracing events and an unrivaled leadership in all of the sport's local categories: broodmare sires, stallions and general standings. In addition, the haras is a prominent supplier for breeders and owners in South and North America, and maintains approximately 30 racehorses in the national competition circuit. Along with winegrowing and thoroughbred raising, Eduardo Matte gives free rein to his other passions, one of which is the collecting of old carriages, all drawn by suitably bred horses.The collection currently features 18 models with a stable of 30 horses that, together with four thoroughbred stallions and nearly two hundred mares and foals, trot and gallop through Haras de Pirque's wide, green pastures Read less

External Reviews for Albaclara Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva. Vina Haras de Pirque

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Vintage: 2013 03/19/2014

Bright yellow with a green hue, this wine has notes of orange peel and hints of lemon and mint. It is light on the palate and fresh, ideal for pairing with oysters. - WineryAlcohol: 11.8%Total Acidity: 4.16 g/LpH: 3.22Residual Sugar: 1.1 g/L


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Vintage: 2013 12/12/2014

Haras de Pirque is a union of two passions; thoroughbred horse breeding and fine wine making. In Pirque, Chile in the foothills of the Andes, 290 acres of vineyards were planted in 1992 and since then the winery has turned out fine boutique quality wines named for their famous racehorses. Marchesi Antinori is now in charge of Haras and the famed Antinori family winemaking team led by Renzo Cotarella. The team's conviction that this Andean viticultural zone is an ideal growing region for the Sauvignon Blanc grape, has led to the creation of Albacara Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes are hand picked in February and early March to maintain their bright natural acidity. Cool fermentation techniques are employed in stainless steel tanks for 12-15 days to preserve freshness. Upon finish, the wine was left on light fermentation lees, with stirring once every two weeks until bottling in late June. This adds richness and texture to a wine that shows notes of orange peel, lime zest, grapefruit and a spicy herbaceousness. Refreshing acidity keeps it lively and a perfect match for seafood.




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