Litoral Sauvignon Blanc, 2019
Fresh and bright, brimming with grapefruit and passionfruit complemented by herbaceous notes. Vibrant and beautifully balanced with a moreish texture and an elegant finish.
Meet the maker: Viña Ventolera
Region: Leyda Valley, Aconcagua – Chile
Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
13.5% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian / Vegan
The grapes are picked from two blocks that were planted in 1999 and 2002.
Block 1 has a south easterly orientation and is planted with clone 242 whereas Block 20 has a north easterly orientation, but is also planted with clone 242.
The vines are trained to a Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP) system. Careful canopy management is undertaken, with 18 shoots per metre and two bunches per shoot, in order to protect the fruit from too much sunshine exposure. This helps to enhance the freshness and fruit flavour concentration in the berries
The grapes were hand-picked and cooled to 8°C, de-stemmed and transferred to a pneumatic press.
After pressing, the juice was cold settled in stainless steel tanks.
The juice was then racked and inoculated with yeasts which have been carefully selected to preserve the primary fruit aromas.
Fermentation took place in small stainless-steel tanks at cool temperature, in order to retain fruit flavours and freshness.
The wine was aged on its lees for three months, stabilised and prepared for bottling.