Sauvignon Blanc, 2020. Kunza

Sauvignon Blanc, 2020. Kunza

Item #: C0322W2
Vintage: 2020
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard/Appellation: Central Valley, Chile
Color: Pale and Bright Golden Yellow
Nose: Herbs adn Strong Minerality
Palate: Light Bodied
Finish: Crisp, Well Balanced
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now thru 2023/Seafood, Fowl/12.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Chile produces some of the most popular Sauvignon Blanc in the world. They are often the most affordable option, are not as pungent as ones from New Zealand, and tend to be a little fruitier than French wine made from the same grape. Sauvignon Blanc from Chile is more fruit forward rather than green (think fresh cut grass and green peppers), with notes of citrus such as grapefruit, lime, and passionfruit.

The grapes for the Kunza Reserve Sauvignon Blanc benefited from the Chilean/Mediterranean climate mix: dry summers and cold rainy winters, which is ideal for the vines. The cooling influences of the Andes and Pacific Ocean at night with warm and sunny days resulted in a growing season with slow ripening and high-quality grapes. The moderate to low maximum temperatures during the final ripening stages of the grapes benefited the levels of acidity and aromatic expression in the wine, resulting in bright acid and lower alcohol.

The wine is a pale and bright golden yellow color. On the nose expect moderate notes of herbs and minerality, which then continues into notes of pear, pineapple, green apple, and lemon on the palate. It feels bubbly, lively, and dry while the grapefruit and apple notes linger. It is crisp and fresh, well-balanced with high acidity. This Sauvignon Blanc will pair well with great warm weather appetizers such as ceviche, smoked salmon, and goat cheese or feta. Pair this with any dishes that include herb driven sauces, like grilled chicken with Italian salsa verde, or pasta dishes with seafood. This wine will also hold up well to flavors and spices often used in Thai and Vietnamese cuisines.