OENOFOROS Product Details 0104 Oenoforos Montes Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2020
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Country: Chile, Aconcagua Coast
Grape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
James Suckling 90/100

The grapes arrive at the winery very early in the morning, and the bunches are immediately inspected and destemmed. The grapes are then deposited into a tank for a cold maceration at 7–10ºC for 6–12 hours to allow aromatic characteristics to be transferred from the Sauvignon Blanc skins to the must. The juice is then racked off the skins and transferred to a tank for static decantation. After approximately 12 hours, the clean juice is separated from its coarse lees and transferred to the definitive fermentation tank. The must is inoculated with selected Saccharomyces Cereviceae yeasts, which have historically given us very good results in maintaining the variety’s typical aromas. Alcoholic fermentation takes place at 10–11ºC and lasts approximately 21 days. Once the fermentation process is complete, the new wine is sulphated and racked off its fine lees. The wine has no contact with oak at any point. The wine is later protein stabilized with minimal doses of bentonite clay and statically cold stabilized to allow excess tartaric crystals to precipitate out. The wine is then filtered with sterile membranes prior to bottling to ensure a long and healthy life in the bottle.

Vineyards: The vineyards are located in the Aconcagua Coast region and planted on granitic soils with a predominance of clay, although some sectors have sandier soils. Most of the vineyards are planted on low to moderate hills with diverse exposures and different clones, such as 1, 242, 5, and 107, each of which contributes to the final complexity of the wine. The vineyards are trained to vertical shoot position and have densities of 2,666–6,250 plants per hectare. Pruning aims to achieve good canopies that keep the fruit covered during the months when sunlight is the most intense. This helps maintain the freshness and varietal expression in the grapes. Yields are medium to low, with an average of 10 tons per hectare.

Tasting Notes: Brilliant pale yellow in colour with glints of green. The intense and cheerful nose offers aromas of fresh citrus, like lime and pink grapefruit, accompanied by notes of pineapple and fresh white peach. A faint greenness in the background is evidence of its coastal origins. The palate has a naturally well-balanced acidity; it’s crunchy but with a rounded sensation on the midpalate. The wine is fresh and entertaining with a long finish that is very much in line with its expression on the nose.

Food Pairing:
White Meat, Fish, Sushi, Salads
Case Bottles: 12
Product Id: 0104




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The Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
An important white grape in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley that has now found fame in New Zealand and now Chile. It thrives on the gravelly soils of Bordeaux and is blended with Sémillon to produce fresh, dry, crisp Bordeaux Blancs, as well as more prestigious Cru Classé White Graves.

It is also blended with Sémillon, though in lower proportions, to produce the great sweet wines of Sauternes. It performs well in the Loire Valley and particularly on the well-drained chalky soils found in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, where it produces bone dry, highly aromatic, racy wines, with grassy and sometimes smoky, gunflint-like nuances.

New Zealand, in the 1980s, began producing stunning Sauvignon Blanc wines with extraordinarily intense nettly, gooseberry, and asparagus fruit that set Marlborough firmly on the world wine map.

It is now grown very successfully in Chile producing wines that are almost halfway between the Loire and New Zealand in terms of fruit character.