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Casas del Bosque - Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2017/2018

White wine from Aconcagua · Chile
Price: £82.95
Case Rate: £13.82
Ex Tax: £69.13
Wine Region: Aconcagua
Wine Area: Casablanca Valley
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Grape Percentage: 100%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
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87 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
Wine Region: Aconcagua
Wine Area: Casablanca Valley
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Grape Percentage: 100%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

Aromas of lime, green apples and linden blossom, with a hint of jalapeño characteristic of Casablanca Sauvignon blanc. In the mouth the wine is weighty, with yeasty notes and refreshing acidity. The finish is clean with lingering citrus and florality.

Winery information

Casas del Bosque

Casas del Bosque is located 70 km from Santiago, the capital of Chile, and 30 km from the port of Valparaíso, (UNESCO World Heritage Site). In 1993 the Italian descendants Cúneo family established the winery in the Casablanca Valley, one of the coolest spots in the area. The large and old pines and olive trees, and small white houses of adobe, defined the name of "Casas del Bosque”.

Currently the vineyard has 235 hectares planted, exclusively dedicated to the production of cool-climate varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère come from the Maipo, Colchagua and Chachapoal valleys.

Today Casas del Bosque produces 1,2 million bottles of wine yearly, all made from grapes grown at Casas del Bosque estate. It is exported the 80% of the wines to more than 50 countries around the world. The other 20% is distributed throughout Chile.

One of Casa del Bosque’s biggest strengths is its soil. In the hills, red clay composites of volcanic origin sit on top of decomposed granite layers formed 110 million years ago beneath the Pacific Ocean. This soil gives our wines the unique characteristic sea salt flavor.

Today Casas del Bosque is one of the most important wineries in Casablanca. It has gained great prestige over the years, and in 2010 it became the Best Vineyard to Visit in Chile according to The Winery Guide, Brasil. The Canadian magazine Wine Access chose restaurant Tanino as one of the best gastronomy. In 2013 and 2014, the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) chose the winery as the “Chilean Wine Producer of the Year”.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015) - 87 pts

The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva is slightly riper than the Reserva, with most of the grapes coming from granitic slopes. Her,e the majority of the wine was barrel fermented with only around 10% fermented in stainless steel at very low temperatures. This Gran Reserva is more herbaceous than the Reserva with strong pea, tomato leaves and asparagus aromas. The palate is soft with moderate acidity, pungent flavors and a slightly austere finish, which is welcomed. There is no trace of oak whatsoever

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015) - 91 pts

Light bright yellow. Highly pungent grapefruit, herbal and floral scents are joined by white pepper and quinine nuances that build in the glass. Juicy, dry and sharply focused, offering bitter citrus pith and quince flavors that slowly flesh out on the back half. Emphatically spicy and taut on the finish, which hangs on with very good, minerally tenacity.

Wine Spectator (2015) - 87 pts

The lemongrass, citrus and grapefruit flavors are very crisp and minerally in this white. Dried green herbal notes show on the finish.

James Suckling (2017) - 90 pts

Lots of grapefruit character follows through to a juicy and crisp palate. A well-made sauvignon blanc. Drink now.