Errazuriz Escultura Estate Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley 37.5 2007
The Errazuriz Estate was founded in 1870 when Don Maximiano Errazuriz planted his first vineyards at Panquehue in the Aconcagua Valley - 100km North of the capital. Recognising that this valley, with its cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world class vineyard.Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano's descendant Eduardo Chadwick. Eduardo is the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the wine business. The grapes for the 2007 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc were picked from vines planted in 1992 in La Escultura Estate, which features sandy-loam soils with a high percentage of stones, conditions that result in low vigour potential. The vineyards are located just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Casablanca Valley, which provides a coastal influence that moderates the temperatures during the ripening period. The subsequent Sauvignon Blanc is golden yellow in colour with excellent aromatic intensity. Aromas of citrus and ripe fruit lend complexity and freshness to the blend. The characteristics of honey, raisins, and aromas of ripe apricots and quince come from the noble rot on the grapes. The percentage of Gewürztraminer in the blend contributes citrus and floral notes. The palate has a good attack and body, with an excellent balance between acidity and sugar, which makes it feel fresh and fruity.
External Reviews for Errazuriz Escultura Estate Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley 37.5
Mittleres Gelb, goldene Reflexe. Süsses Sauvignon blanc-Bouquet, an Grapefruit und getrocknete Aprikosen erinnernd, auch subtile florale Noten. Fülliger, weicher Körper, Dörrfrüchte und eine Spur Honig, gestützt von einer angenehmen Säure, gute Länge.