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ALBACLARA

2019

Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc

Origin

Sauvignon Blanc, a grape variety with an important personality, fully expresses itself in the world's selected areas of real election, among which are traditionally noted the Loire river valley, New Zeland and Friuli and, in more recent times, in Chile, especially the coastal zone of Leyda. Its name is inspired by the splendid dawns which rise over the vineyards. Albaclara is a pure Sauvignon Blanc, whose grapes are hand-picked in the vineyards of Leyda.

Vintage Conditions

The 2019 vintage in the Leyda valley, in particular at Las Brisas de Santo Domingo were the Sauvignon Blanc vineyards of Albaclara are located, was characterized by temperatures which were generally cool in nature during the period of bud break and flowering. These climatic conditions favored the development of grape bunches which were smaller than usual. The moment of ripening was distinguished by weather which was a bit higher than average, fully bringing out the fruity characteristics of the Sauvignon Blanc. The absence of rainfall and the sunny days guaranteed a harvest of healthy grapes, high in quality.

Vinification

Upon their arrival in the cellars, the grapes were destemmed and given a soft pressing. The fermentation, which took place at low temperatures to    conserve the freshness of the grape variety, took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and lasted from twelve to fifteen days.  The wine, subsequently, aged on its fine lees and enjoyed a delicate pumping over every two weeks. Albaclara was bottled in June of 2019.

Analysis

13,5% Vol.

Tasting Notes

Sauvignon Blanc, a grape variety with an important personality, fully expresses itself in the world’s selected areas of real election, among which are traditionally noted the Loire river valley, New Zealand and Friuli and, in more recent times, in Chile, especially the coastal zone of Leyda. Its name is inspired by the splendid dawns which rise over its vineyards. Albaclara is a pure Sauvignon Blanc, whose grapes are hand-picked in the vineyards of Leyda.