Cuyen Sauvignon Blanc
The grapes come from our estate vineyards in Villa Alegre, 285 km south of
Santiago in the Maule Valley. The soils are derived from volcanic ash and
consist of sandy to sandy-loam earth. The vineyards are flat and receive an
excellent exposure to sunlight. The yields are carefully controlled so as to
produce concentrated and elegant wines.
The Villa Alegre region of Chile has a Mediterranean- style climate. Winter rains
are plentiful and summers are dry with marked temperature variations between
day and night, thereby allowing the grapes to obtain superb tannin development
as well as excellent aromas and colour concentration.
The Sauvignon blanc grapes were harvested by hand early in the morning at
first of March. We used only the low pressure to ferment in stainless steel
tanks with select yeast at temperatures ranging from 12° to 14°C during a
twenty-day period, allowing the extraction varietals aromas. Prior to bottling,
the wines are stabilized and filtered carefully to keep all the fruit
Notes from our Winemaker
Our Sauvignon Blanc has a light yellow color with greenish tones. Its prominent
aromas of lime, grapefruit and gooseberry fruit blend harmoniously with floral
notes. In the mouth is crispy, refreshing and long. It matches appetizers,
ceviche, seafood and green salads.
Recommended serving temperature
Between 16° - 18°C.
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: D.O. Central Valley
Winemaker: Claudio Gonzalves
Bottling: Estate bottled
Winery: Viña de Aguirre