When it comes to sauvignon blanc, I have two top regions I gravitate towards, New Zealand and Chile. And even more specifically pertaining to Chilean sauvignon blanc, I love them from the Casablanca Valley.
Historically, the reason I’ve had this preference is the intense tropical fruit aromas and flavors that are often found in sauvignon blanc from the Casablanca Valley. But then I found this one from Viña Casablanca and that all changed. This one is different, and it’s awesome in a totally different way!
This is a single vineyard wine, meaning that all the grapes come from a one vineyard versus a blend from several different vineyards in different areas (as many wines are). The idea behind a single vineyard wine is that it highlights the terroir of that vineyard. If that theory is true, then the terroir for this sauvignon blanc is definitely special.
There are strong floral, cut grass and artichoke aromas in this wine. But that’s not to say there isn’t fruit as well, there are also nice pineapple, mango and peach too. The fruit is more dominant on the palate, where I found melon, pineapple and peach flavors but also some of the grassiness there too. The acidity is sufficient. The length is good. I like this wine, but it will definitely appeal more to those who appreciate the floral and grassy aspect of sauvignon blanc versus just the tropical fruit side.
Wine: Viña Casablanca, Nimbus Single Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc
Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc
Average price: $11.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.
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