2015 Valle Andino Sauvignon Blanc
Region – Chile
Sub Region – Central Valley
Pricing – $7-$12
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.
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.
The wine floods the palate almost like a bottle of Fiji water. That soft texture coated the inside of my mouth.
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.
The vegetal flavors linger for some time before it transitions into a light marshmallow.
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.
Food – Seafood, Fish, Greens
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