Casas del Bosque Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Pale, clean, lean, yet fruity in a classy way. Made from grapes grown in the cool climate Casablanca Valley, where winemakers are discovering the advantages of planting on hillsides, as in the better areas of the old world. On the nose intense notes of lime, green melon and fresh ginger dominate with just a hint of salinity. In the mouth, bright flavours of ginger and citrus zest give way to a tight mineral backbone and rapier-like acidity. Delicious served chilled as an aperitif, or paired with light pasta dishes, salads or poultry. 13%
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Family owned winery Casas del Bosque was founded in 1993 by Juan Cuneo Solari. The son of an Italian immigrant, he had always dreamed of having his own vineyard and chanced upon an area of the Casablanca valley, 100k due west of Santiago, with its pine forests, olive groves and small, white abandoned adobe houses. He chose to name the winery Casas del Bosque, or “Houses of the Forest.” Winemaker Grant Phelps is evangelical about translating the character of the vineyard and grape in to the final wine, using longer than average skin contact to extract extra flavour from the grapes.