Pale in color with a nice crisp citrus nose. On mid palate the wine displays some lovely rich pink grapefruit and citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice acidity and tartness. It’s nice and crisp and dry. This would be a very food friendly wine. Yum. I would give it an 88+ which for the price is a good deal. This is a Vintages essential so should be widely available.
From the LCBO web site:
Casas del Bosque Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2015 — VINTAGES#: 974717
STYLE – Aromatic & Flavourful
The best Chilean sauvignon blancs generally come from Casablanca Valley, which enjoys cooling influences from the Pacific coast at an altitude of 800 feet above sea level. Founded in 1993, the award-winning Casas del Bosque was one of the first wineries in the valley … Renowned winemaker Grant Phelps has worked at Casas del Bosque for more than 13 years and crafted this wine. Grapes were harvested at night to maintain the fruit’s full potential and acidity. In the cellar, grapes were gently pressed and allowed skin contact for four days. The majority of the wine was vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, and 4 percent of it was barrel-fermented to add texture and weight. In the glass, it offers aromas of kiwi, lime zest and a whiff of jalapeno. On the palate, taste grapefruit, guava, mineral undertones and an herbal character. Drink it as an aperitif or with oysters, turkey gumbo, artichokes, grilled fish, smoked salmon, salads and light cheeses. (Brenda Maitland, bestofneworleans.com, Nov. 30, 2015) $14.95
Release Date:July 9, 2016
Alcohol/Vol 12.5% Made in:Casablanca Valley, Chile By: Vina Casas Del Bosques Sugar Content:4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Aromatic & Flavourful