Great Sauvignon Blancs from Chile
2014 Leyda Single Vineyard Garuma Sauvignon Blanc, DO Valle de Leyda, Viña Leyda, Chile
2016 Montes Outer Limits Sauvignon Blanc, DO Zapallar, Viña Montes, Chile
2015 Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Sauvignon Blanc, DO Aconcagua Costa, Viña Errazuriz, Chile
All three of these were very good wines indeed, but what made them especially interesting is all of them came from wine regions that simply didn’t exist 20 years ago. So many things that we take for granted in modern wine are actually really new and just go to show that there are almost certainly plenty of other new regions just waiting to be discovered.
by quentin sadler (text)
photos are from the wineries or importers
Recently I have been getting more interested in Sauvignon Blanc than ever before, probably because of my trip around New Zealand last year – more of which soon.
Many people instantly think of New Zealand or France’s Loire Valley as the best places to find good wines made from Sauvignon Blanc and of course they are not wrong – New Zealand, especially but not only Marlborough, Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and other parts of the Loire can all produce outstanding wines made from Sauvignon. However, they are not alone.
Over the Christmas period, and since in a vain attempt to get a feel of Summer, I have been enjoying some Sauvignon Blancs from Chile and the wines that really stood out from were these – in a way they are my Wines of the Week for January so far.