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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.
Los Vascos is fast becoming the leader in value-priced Sauvignon Blanc from the Casablanca Valley. This is the winery's best effort to date, and it delivers a champion's blast of green apple and citrus aromas. The palate is lively as can be, and it houses fine but also defined lemon and lime flavors. Refreshing as a walk under a cascade; clean and scouring.
The bouquet is all about green herbs, cactus pad, passion fruit and citrus. The palate transitions from lemon-lime to tropical pineapple and passion fruit, while the finish is zesty.
The top finishing Sauvignon Blanc in our blind white wine tasting. We found this friendly and pleasing with notes of grapefruit, apple, tangerine, boxwood and lime peel. A very nice everyday Sauvignon Blanc.
If I asked you where great Sauvignon Blanc comes from, what would be your answer? What about Chile? Not your first choice? I'll admit that I'm often guilty of forgetting that great, attractively priced Sauvignon Blanc often comes from Chile. It's easy to forget when wines from Marlborough and Sancerre get all of the hype and press. The famous Lafite-Rothschild winemaking family has made great strides with their Chilean wines in recent years, and it is quickly apparent in this fresh and very lively wine. The 2007 Sauvignon Blanc has concentrated flavors and aromas of fresh pineapple and Granny Smith apple, and hints of lemon pepper and wet stones. Here's a hint: don't serve it quite so cold, as you'll miss out on some of those nuances.
Crisp, with lime, chalk and sweet pea notes backed by a steely finish. Drink now. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
If I asked you where great Sauvignon Blanc comes from, what would be your answer? What about Chile? Not your first choice? Irsquo;ll admit that Irsquo;m often guilty of forgetting that great, attractively priced Sauvignon Blanc often comes from Chile. Itrsquo;s easy to forget when wines from Marlborough and Sancerre get all of the hype and press. The famous Lafite-Rothschild winemaking family has made great strides with their Chilean wines in recent years, and it is quickly apparent in this fresh and very lively wine. The 2007 Sauvignon Blanc has concentrated flavors and aromas of fresh pineapple and Granny Smith apple, and hints of lemon pepper and wet stones. Herersquo;s a hint: donrsquo;t serve it quite so cold, as yoursquo;ll miss out on some of those nuances.
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.