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Viña Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc Valle del Maule 120 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The 120 Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and refreshing. Its fruity aroma of citrus blossoms and peaches is well balanced by delicate herbaceous undertones. Fruity and floral characteristics enhanced by a pleasant acidity intensify the wine’s freshness and smooth lingering on the palate.

Viña Santa Rita:
Santa Rita was founded in 1880, by a distinguished entrepreneur of those times, Mr. Domingo Fernández Concha in the area of Alto Jahuel where the main installations of the winery are currently located. From the very beginning, he introduced fine French varieties, winemakers and the most advanced winemaking techniques. From the end of the XIX century until the mid 70´s, Santa Rita developed... Read more
Santa Rita was founded in 1880, by a distinguished entrepreneur of those times, Mr. Domingo Fernández Concha in the area of Alto Jahuel where the main installations of the winery are currently located. From the very beginning, he introduced fine French varieties, winemakers and the most advanced winemaking techniques. From the end of the XIX century until the mid 70´s, Santa Rita developed under the ownership of Mr. Vicente García - Huidobro, father of the famous Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro Fernández. In 1980, the Grupo Claro acquired the Santa Rita property, giving a strong impulse to the enterprise in all of its scope, introducing great technological improvements and wine elaboration techniques unknown in Chile at that time. At the end of the 80´s a great expansion period for Santa Rita starts, sustained by the great momentum experienced by its exports and the excellent reputation acquired by its products, which obtained important awards and worldwide recognition. Read less

Member Reviews for Viña Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc Valle del Maule 120

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Snooth User: Nathan P
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4.00 5
01/26/2010

Not normally a fan of many whites, but this had such complexity. It is difficult to describe, but is one of the best Sauvignon Blancs I've had since the Franciscan, which this reminds me of, but has less fruit and more green flavors, grass, green onion... thrilled to have shelled out only $12.49 at the Ideal grocery down the street.


Snooth User: Drunk as a Skunk
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1.00 5
03/04/2010

Too tangy fermented flavor.


Snooth User: megdeweese
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3.50 5
05/04/2009

smokey, smooth, dark berries


Snooth User: mastercook
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3.50 5
02/28/2009

Excellent balance, clean finish, very sharp. Perfect with rich dishes such as sea scallop saute over risotto Milanese.


Snooth User: jeromesutter
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3.50 5
01/01/2008

A great quality price ratio for this refreshing White wine. Good with fish and chicken or as an aperitif.


External Reviews for Viña Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc Valle del Maule 120

External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

90WS 90 ST 90 RP no further case discount


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: `Pale yellow. Potent lime and white peach aromas are complicated by jasmine and dusty minerals. Racy deeply concentrated citrus and melon flavors offer excellent palate coverage and tangy grip finishing clean and long. Pretty impressive.` (Mar/Apr '08) 90 points Wine Spectator: `Bright and pure with lots of mache sweet pea chive flower and mineral flavors backed by a bright tangy finish. This has solid length and richness.` (06/08) 90 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: `The 2007 Sauvignon Blanc Floresta from the cool-climate Leyda Valley is a first class effort with an expressive bouquet of minerals fresh herbs grapefruit and gooseberry. Round and complex the wine has exceptional depth and concentration. Should be consumed over the next 1-2 years. Santa Rita produces a wide range of wines in all price categories. A significant number offer excellent value and the top wines are Chilean icons.` (10/08)


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Bursting with aromas of luscious tropical fruit fresh green apples and a zesty note of orange peel. Silky fruity and refreshing. Medium-bodied and round.



Tasting Notes:

Intense ruby red. Fresh black fruits and spicy notes with an elegant rich oak. Big and flavoursome, concentrated and persistent, elegant and deep.

The 120 Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and refreshing. Its fruity aroma of citrus blossoms and peaches is well balanced by delicate herbaceous undertones. Fruity and floral characteristics enhanced by a pleasant acidity intensify the wine’s freshness and smooth lingering on the palate.

Closure: Cork


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