Sauvignon Blanc, 2016. Gaucho Andino

Sauvignon Blanc, 2016. Gaucho Andino

Item #: V0717W1IC
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard/Appellation: Maule Valley, Chile
Color: Very Pale
Nose: Lime, Herbs and Peach
Palate: Delicate
Finish: Enveloping and Crisp
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2018/Shellfish, Vegetarian/Alcohol: 13.0%

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Gaucho celebrates the great cowboy heritage of Chile and Argentina, which was similar to the early west in the United States. The winery was founded by the Aguirre family over 500 years ago and is still run by their descendants. It has consistently made some of the best wines in Chile.

The talented, young winemaker is Claudio Gon?alves who has increased the fame of the winery with his award-winning releases. Claudio is known for his delicate touch, especially with heavenly scented wines like our selection.

Their estate vineyards are located in the Villa Alegre region, which is very similar to a Mediterranean climate, featuring wet winters and long, dry summers.

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most versatile grapes in the world. It is the backbone of white Bordeaux, one of the greatest wines made. It is the sole player in Pouilly-Fum? and Sancerre and an important ingredient in Sauternes.

Our selection is in the fresher, lighter side of the varietal. Claudio's touch is evident here as the lush peach and nectarine fruit is balanced with the piquant acidity bordering on lime and pineapple.

From the engaging tropical nose through the citrus and herbal swing, this selection is a standout from beginning to grand and glorious end. And it can't miss with salmon or swordfish.

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