2015 Valle Andino Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Valle Andino Sauvignon Blanc

Region – Chile

Sub Region – Central Valley

Pricing – $7-$12

Appearance:

Bottle – Clear bottle with a black label on top with tan on the bottom, rimmed with a copper border.

Wine – Pale straw with a slight green rim variation.

Nose/Aroma:

Strong vegetal note, similar to a South African Chenin or Sauvignon Blanc.  A citrus scent is also present, which helps to differentiate Chilean Sauvignon Blanc from the South African type, which tends to be more tropical.

Texture/Body:

The wine floods the palate almost like a bottle of Fiji water. That soft texture coated the inside of my mouth.

Tasting/Palate:

Vegetal notes and a tart citrus hit the palate first followed by some floral notes. This is a pretty simple wine that did not change much over the course of the glass.

Finish:

The vegetal flavors linger for some time before it transitions into a light marshmallow.

Overall Experience:

I can say for an inexpensive wine this Chilean wine will get the trick done.  I was not overly impressed with the flavor profile however I wouldn’t say it was a bad wine. A good first start into Chilean wine for those looking to explore their personal preferences.

Suggested Pairing:

Food – Seafood, Fish, Greens

Cigar – La Flor Dominicana Reserva Especial

Cigar – Perdomo Factory Tour Blend Maduro

Winemakers Tasting Notes:

An intense, fresh and pure wine evoking green fruit, grapefruit, lime and indigenous fruit like peach and acacia flowers. It is a fresh wine with a harmonious and pleasant aftertaste.

About Valle Andino: https://www.iwsc.net/company/profile/213  

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