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Sauvignon Blanc, 2017. Kunza

Sauvignon Blanc, 2017. Kunza

Item #: C0218W2IC
Vintage: 2017
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard/Appellation: Maule Valley, Chile
Color: Pale Straw
Nose: Peach, Herbs
Palate: Lovely Citrus
Finish: Bright, Crisp
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2020/Seafood, Vegetarian/Alcohol: 13.0%

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There's something about Kunza wines. We taste thousands of bottles to consider for selection every year, and Kunza always seems to make it onto our short list. Try as we might to find the same quality for the price, our tastebuds keep telling us there's something special here.

The most difficult achievement in any industry is quality consistency. Whether it's sports, autos, buildings or wine, consistency is what keeps people coming back to your product. And it's much, much harder to keep consistency up when you're dealing with an agricultural product. Mother Nature has a habit of throwing you a curve, and you have to know how to hit it.

Fortunately, Mother Nature doesn't throw too many curves in Chile's Maule Valley, as it is one of the most perfect areas in the world for growing grapes. The sun is always bright, there is ample water from the runoff of the Andes Mountains, and there is almost no rain to possibly damage the delicate grapes.

Kunza has been producing wine in their state-of-the-art winery since the early 1970s, when Chile was just emerging as a wine area to be reckoned with. Kunza's diligence and focus are what led them to the exalted position they enjoy today - they've earned every bit of their success.

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the grapes that got them to the top. Each year, they produce a superb rendition like this one. From the lovely gooseberry and nectarine aromas to the rich flavors in the middle and on to the effusive finish, this is Sauvignon Blanc at its finest.

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