Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2013
The spring was particularly cool in Casablanca this year. Temperatures were low at the beginning of the summer, with cloudy skies, resulting in a late start to the ripening stage. This delay continued until the harvest, and picking had to be delayed two full weeks in order for the grapes to reach optimal ripeness. These weather conditions are reflected in this fruity 2013, with slightly more marked herbaceous notes, lower alcohol content and higher acidity.
Editorial Reviews for Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc
Aromatic and herbal with green peas, jalapeño and green bell pepper, lemon and golden berries. Quite unique. In the mouth it's more classic with grassy notes of lemon and lime, more green pepper and a tart acidic finish.
Delicious dry complexbody goes well with spicy asian food.
I was about to review this and then I noticed my reviews of previous vintages for this and they would have been exactly the same. Kudos to Los Vascos for making a very consistent wine from year to year.
This is the big producer in my list and it goes to show that larger producers aren't all about churning out wine in mass. This is a well crafted and continually improving Sauvignon Blanc. Honestly the 2010 vintage didn't stand out for me, but the 2011 is something different. From Chile's Casablanca valley this Sauvignon Blanc can be found all across the US and is very accessible, it's also quite good. It lacks the pyrazine (Bell Pepper notes/flavors) characteristics of other Chilean's SB's and is a great introduction to Sauvignon Blanc from Chile if it is new to you.
Very high acidity, wish more aroma...
Paired this one with fish tenders, lemon juice and hot sauce with a side of spanish yellow rice. this has a heavy citrus component that counteracted the lemon juice for the fish. mmmmmm
Lots of flavor on this one. Lemongrass, orange peel. Limon. It's a citrus explosion. Great with Cajun seafood Po' Boys.
External Reviews for Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc
A coastal, cool climate white from the Casablanca Valley, north east of Santiago which is renowned for it's great Sauvignon Blanc production. Fresh and delicate, notes of lemon, pear, and green apple jump from the glass complimented by balanced acidity.
The nose shows the traditional ldquo;wildrdquo; and expressive aromas of Sauvignon Blanc: boxwood and shrub followed by notes of chives and fruit such as pineapple, lime, green apple and white peach. The mouth is fresh, juicy and balanced. Good persistence. The grapes from Casablanca and Leyda bring in a fruity and mineral touch, while those from the Andean foothills contribute with volume and a creamy texture.
Bright straw. Spice and herb-accented aromas of citrus zest and green apple, enriched by a deeper honeysuckle nuance. Dry, taut and linear, offering dusty lemon and grapefruit flavors, along with a suggestion of melon. Shows good clarity and closes with fine cut and lingering spiciness. I like this winersquo;s uncompromising character.
A delicious blend of herbal and citrus flavors, this wine has robust acidity and a touch of minerality. Itrsquo;s a refreshing and juicy sauvignon, ideal for an aperitif.
Aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry join with sharp acidity to cut this winersquo;s weight, keeping it juicy and refreshing. For oysters.
Light yellow. Apple, pear and baking spices on the nose, with a light floral quality adding complexity. Fleshy orchard fruit flavors show moderate concentration and finish a touch dry. Offers easy, straightforward appeal.
Pale yellow. Pungent, varietally accurate aromas of lime, herbs and smoky minerals. Brisk citrus flavors stain the palate, given depth by a subtle note of pear. Light-bodied and refreshing, finishing with good cut and clarity. This will work well as an aperitif.
Food Pairings for Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc
Pale yellow tinged with green. The nose offers an abundance of fruit, in particular notes of white peaches, pineapple, lychees, pears, green apple, melon and lime, with a few herbaceous notes such as sage and fennel, and a hint of green pepper. The palate is fresh and develops with a balanced, persistent acidity. Drink young to fully appreciate the flavours. Serve as an aperitif, or to experience this wine at its full potential, enjoy with seafood or a gourmet salad. Serve chilled, between 10 and 12°C.
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