Price:  £15.50 | Case Rate: £14.75
Ex Tax: £12.92

Valdivieso - Valdivieso Single Vineyard Wild Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Information

  • Country: Chile
  • Wine Region: Aconcagua
  • Wine Area: Leyda Valley
  • Wine Maker: Brett Jackson
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.50
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
VS: 89 (2010) D: 5 (2010)

Wine tasting notes

Brilliant light yellow color with green hues. Intense aromatic profile, savory with a distinctive mineral character. Full bodied, with a tight acid structure. Very flavoursome earth and spice, complementing the mineral character of this wine. Long elegant finish.

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2010)89 pts

May 12 by Josh Raynolds - Green-tinged straw. Intense aromas of grapefruit, lime zest and lemongrass, with zesty white pepper and floral nuances adding complexity. Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering intense citrus and orchard fruit flavors that put on weight with air. Closes energetic and spicy, with good length and a refreshingly bitter note.

Decanter (2010)5 pts

Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 - Regional Trophy Chilean Sauvignon Blanc over £10.The Sauvignon Blanc categories are consistently some of the most hotly contested ones for Chile (along with Syrah) so this quite brilliant wine from Valdivieso is a very worthy winner.The first thing to say about this wine is that it is not the typical style of Sauvignon Blanc you might expect from Chile. Not even a style you might expect of Leyda. And therein lies its brilliance – this is a superbly oaked Sauvignon reminiscent of top white Bordeaux in its savoury intricacy and tantalising depth of flavour.Oaked Sauvignon Blanc is not a style you commonly find in Chile, although there are a few solid exponents of the style. The harmony and subtlety of this wine, however, place it on another level. It may be something to do with the fact that, under Kiwi winemaker Brett Jackson’s expert direction, the fruit went directly to large format (500-litre) oak barrels direct from the press, and was left to spontaneously ferment with ‘wild yeast’.Whatever the cause, it’s great to see Jackson’s hard work on Valdivieso’s Single Vineyard range paying off. This innovative producer went through a rocky patch a few years ago but is now very much back on its game, with the Single Vineyard line consistently producing some of Valdivieso’s most interesting, rewarding wines.

Vinification Notes

Grapes were handpicked. The barrels were filled directly from the press, where the juice underwent a ‘Wild Fermentation’. To achieve a successful natural fermentation, no yeast were added, so that the natural yeast on the grapes remained undamaged. The wine was aged in large 500 liters French oak barrels for 6 months. No malolactic fermentation took place, so that we could retain the natural acidity.