Montes Spring Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Leyda Valley 2016

The Data

Country   Chile

Appellation   Leyda Valley

Varietal   Sauvignon Blanc

Retail Price   $16

ABV   12.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Very pale straw color with perfect clarity.

Aromatics

The nose is crisp and vibrant offering classic Sauvignon Blanc aromatics like green grass, lime zest, citrus juice, and green apple, with hints of orange zest and apricot stones.

Flavor

The palate is in full agreement with the nose offering a vibrant fruit core with the fruit carrying more weight than expected with bright citrus on the edges keeping fresh.

Intensity & Texture

Medium to light-bodied with lean fruit notes and bright acidity that keeps it ideally balanced.

Cool Factor

A

I love lean and fresh whites that refresh the palate and perfom so well with lighter fare.

Value Grade

B

We would love to see this sell for under $15 (luckily most competitive retailers do sell this wine for an average of $13) as we want these fresh flavors in the regular house-wine rotation.

Analysis

This bright wine is made with 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Leyda Valley. It was slowly fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures and then gently filtered and briefly rested in tanks before bottling. The result is a refreshing wine that is big on fruit and balance with amazing length and depth as well.

How to Enjoy

Serve chilled at happy hour or with any salad, fresh cheeses, and fresh fruit.

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