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ALBACLARA

2018

Grape Variety

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Origin

Grapes cultivated in the vineyards of Leyda.

Vintage Conditions

The climate of the Leyda valley, precisely in the Las Brisas de Santo Domingo site where the Sauvignon Blanc vineyards of Albachiara are locaed, is, on the whole, cooler than average particularly during the period of bud break and flowering. The summer was characterized by little sunlight and below average temperatures, creating a delay in ripening of approximately two weeks. The overall climate, tendentially dry, assisted the grapes in maintaing an excellent state of health, favoring as well the development of aroma and freshness in the crop.

Vinification

The grape bunches, upon arrival in the cellars, were destemmed and given a soft pressing. The fermentation, twelve to fifteen days in lenght, was carried out in 1,200-1,500 liter (315-395 gallon) oak fermenters and at low temperatures in order to maintain the freshness of the grapes. The wine then aged on its fine lees, which were delicately stirred evey two weeks. Albachiara was bottled in the month of July, 2018.

Analysis

Alc./Vol.13.5% 

Tasting Notes

Albaclara offers a luminous light yellow color. The nose is intense, and shows a striking and pleasurable vibrance along with notes of citrus fruit and herbs and an excellent freshness created by influence of the coastal zone of cultivation. The palate is persistent with notes of mint and citrus fruit sustained by much savor and crispness.