Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc

Casablanca / Curicó

 Los Vascos’ Sauvignon Blanc is made from grapes purchased on long term contracts with growers in the Casablanca and Curicó regions. The vintages all offer very pure fruit and a lively, refreshing palate.

This wine has remarkable aromatic expression in the bouquet with lemon, grapefruit and exotic fruit enhanced by the characteristic boxwood aroma of the Sauvignon.

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Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca / Curicó

Vintages

  • Vintage 2013

    • 100% Sauvignon Blanc

    The spring was particularly cool in Casablanca this year. Temperatures were low at the beginning of the summer, with cloudy skies, resulting in a late start to the ripening stage. This delay continued until the harvest, and picking had to be delayed two full weeks in order for the grapes to reach optimal ripeness.
    These weather conditions are reflected in this fruity 2013, with slightly more marked herbaceous notes, lower alcohol content and higher acidity.

    Tasting notes (at bottling)

    Pale yellow tinged with green.
    The nose offers an abundance of fruit, in particular notes of white peaches, pineapple, lychees, pears, green apple, melon and lime, with a few herbaceous notes such as sage and fennel, and a hint of green pepper. The palate is fresh and develops with a balanced, persistent acidity.

    Drink young to fully appreciate the flavours.
    Serve as an aperitif, or to experience this wine at its full potential, enjoy with seafood or a gourmet salad. Serve chilled, between 10 and 12°C.

  • Vintage 2012

    • 100% Sauvignon Blanc

    A spring with little rain and warm temperatures that gradually increased towards the summer kept the vines in good health and promised a good quality harvest.

    The absence of frost during the spring ensured an excellent bud break, flowering and setting of the fruit. The grapes ripened slowly, which fostered balanced acidity and optimal concentration of sugar.

    The grapes were hand-picked very early in the morning to preserve their flavours and aromas. The harvests started in Casablanca, continued in the Colchagua Andes and ended in the Leyda Valley.

    Tasting notes (at bottling)

    Yellow colour with glints of green. The nose offers a range of aromas from plant notes of fresh grass, chives, boxwood, asparagus, and lemon verbena, to fruit notes of lychee, pear, pineapple, and green apple.
    Fresh mouthfeel with delicate acidity and good length.

    To fully appreciate this wine, we recommend drinking it when it is still young.
    It is perfect as an aperitif, but to experience its full potential, serve with seafood or a salad. Best served cold between 10 and 12ºC.

  • Vintage 2011

    • 100% Sauvignon Blanc

    The 2011 vintage was characterized by low rainfall and below-average temperatures. A frost-free spring enabled a healthy bud break, blooming and setting of the fruit.
    Moderate temperatures during the summer and autumn allowed the grapes to ripen slowly resulting in good aromatic precursors and well-balanced acidity.
    The grapes mainly came from Casablanca and to a lesser extent from the Colchagua Andes and Leyda regions; the harvests were supervised directly by Viña Los Vascos’ technical team in order to ensure quality.

     

    tasting notes (at bottling)

    Pale yellow colour with glints of green. The nose expresses a complex range of aromas, in particular lime, white peach, pear, pineapple, green apple, and subtle notes of chives. Fresh mouthfeel, good volume, and nice length. This wine should be drunk young as aperitif, or to appreciate its full potential, enjoy with seafood or salad. Serve cold, between 10 and 12ºC.

     

  • Vintage 2010

    • 100% Sauvignon Blanc

    Low temperatures during spring produced less and smaller clusters, thereby reducing yields per hectare but providing extraordinary concentration.
    During the harvest months, temperatures remained low, causing slow ripening but better preservation of the fruit’s acidity and the aroma precursors. The majority of grapes came from the Casablanca Valley with lesser quantities being sourced from the foothills of the Andes in Colchagua and Leyda. In these areas, the Los Vascos technical team closely supervised the harvests to obtain the best possible quality, and optimal ripeness.

    tasting notes (at bottling)

    This wine is characterized by its soft yellow colour with green highlights. The nose expresses a complex range of aromas such as lime, white peach, prickly pear, pineapple, green apple, lychee and mango. Also some notes of chives and boxwood. The palate is consistent, lively and fresh with good volume and a remarkable length.

    Excellent as an aperitif, it is also very good with seafood and salads. Served cold between 10 and 12ºC.

     

  • Vintage 2009

    • 100% Sauvignon Blanc

    After a cold winter and fairly dry spring, the grapes were of excellent quality with a good degree of ripeness.

    tasting notes (at bottling)

    Light yellow colour with beautiful glints of green. The nose presents the traditional and ‘wild’ aromas of Sauvignon Blanc with good expression of boxwood, undergrowth and fruit (pineapple, lime, green apple and white peach). In the mouth the wine is fresh, juicy and balanced with good length. The grapes from Casablanca and Leyda bring a fruity, mineral note, while those from the foothills of the Andes give the wine structure and a creamy texture.