Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Montes

Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: Chile / Leyda Valley
Grapes: 100% Sauvginon Blanc

The vineyards are located in the Leyda Valley, approximately 9 miles from the Pacific coast on moderately sloping hillsides with granitic soils and a predominance of clay. The vines are planted to a density of 13,727 plants per acre and trained to vertical shoot position. Pruning is aimed at achieving low yields to allow the grapes to ripen a little earlier. The canopies of the vines are kept intact until harvest to preserve a very good level of bunch coverage, which enable the fruit to reach harvest with a very good level of aromas in the skins.

91 Points

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harvest note

The 2017 – 2018 season can be defined as ideal, in the pace and intensity of the plant development as well as in the qualities obtained. It began with abundant winter rainfall throughout the entire central zone and precipitation of approximately 420 mm in the Leyda Valley. This enabled a significant amount of water to accumulate in the soil, and subsequently, the optimal development of all of the important phenological stages. The spring was frost free, which allowed for good budbreak and fruit set. The summer was cool in comparison with past years, and the hottest month had an average maximum temperature of 77ºF and a minimum of 48ºF. The encouraged slow ripening with excellent preservation of the natural acidity in the grapes and tremendous aromatic expression and the typicity of a cold-climate Sauvignon Blanc. The cool summer conditions delayed the onset of harvest by 10 days with respect to previous seasons, and that gave us enough time for a number of tastings prior to harvest to determine the perfect time to pick and thoroughly prepare for it. No rain fell during the ripening or harvest periods, which resulted in good health conditions and excellent chemical-physical parameters.

tasting note

Crystalline light greenish-yellow in color. An expressive nose shows great typicity with fresh aromas of passion fruit, guava, grapefruit, and subtle notes of green chilies. The smooth palate offers crisp, juicy acidity characteristic of the coastal zone. A medium body complements an elegant, prolonged finish in line with the aromas perceived on the nose.

food pairing

Highly recommended with razor clams Parmesan, salmon ceviche, Chilean rock cod, and shrimp in garlic sauce.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Sauvginon Blanc
APPELLATION: Leyda Valley
PH: 3.16
ACIDITY: 3.87 g/L
ABV: 13.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.63 g/L

points of distinction

  • Premium wine recognised for being seductive, voluptuous, smooth and satisfying.
  • Medium bodied and smooth, vibrant, refreshing acidity with a mineral sensation.
  • Vineyards located in the Leyda Valley, 9 miles from the Pacific Coast.
  • about the grape +
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The story of Montes is a testament to what unique vision, grit, determination, and perseverance can achieve.

– Aurelio Montes Jr, Chief Winemaker

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