Sauvignon Blanc 2018
The Root: 1 Sauvignon Blanc vineyard is located in Tapihue, a central portion of Chile’s famed Casablanca Valley that sits less than 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Maritime breezes keep temperatures cool while the bright daytime sun encourages a lengthy growing season, resulting in wines with bright, tropical and citrus flavors. The Root: 1 Sauvignon Blanc is aged on the lees for two months in order to broaden the palate richness.
About the Vineyard
Elevation: 280 to 390 meters above sea level.
Climate: Strong coastal influence, mainly in the afternoons, with winter temperatures
average minimum of 2 ° C and maximum of 15 ° C, summer of 11 ° C minimum and 25 ° C as the maximum average.
Soil: They are of granite type, texture of 3 types:
- clay (red clays) with hard clay at 80 cm. of depth
- franco - sandy
- clay to clay loam (black clays)
PH slightly acid between 6 and 7
Organic matter content 1.5 - 2.5%
Density Plantation: 2,667 to 4,167 plants per hectare.
Rain: 360 mm per year. Distributed mainly between the months of May and September.
Location: Casablanca Valley 80 km to the west of Santiago and 30 km to the Pacific Ocean
providing a maritime influence in the sector.
Pale green edges with a bright citrus bouquet and juicy tropical aromas. Lime, grapefruit, pineapple and pear flavors are vibrant and fresh. Smooth mineral notes and a hint of herbs creates complexity for this crisp and delightful wine, followed by an elegant finish.
Serve Root: 1 Sauvignon Blanc with fresh ceviche, grilled shrimp or pork loin. A great match with grilled vegetables, roasted lemon chicken and fingerling potatoes. Delightful with a fresh salad with mixed greens, sliced pear and goat cheese
- Vineyard & Production Info
- Vineyard name:
- Tapihue Vineyard
- Vineyard size:
- 1,060-1,680 acres
- Soil composition:
- Granitic with red clay and sandy loam.
- Training method:
- VSP Trellis system; bilateral coron training
- 900- 1300 feet. feet
- Winemaking & Aging
- Length of maceration:
- 30 days
- Type of aging container:
- Stainless steel tanks
- Size of aging container:
- Analytical Data
- 12.5 %
- pH level:
- Residual sugar:
- 3.5 g/L
- 5.4 g/L