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Tasting Notes

This wine has a very pale color with green tones. Intense fruit aromas unveil a crisp taste. This unusual blend of a white and red varietal explodes with intense fruit and the slightest hint of herbs and white pepper from the soupçon of Carmenère. On the palate the wine is fresh and mouth-filling, with crisp natural acidity, delicate citrus notes and a lingering finish.

In the Vineyard

(oops) wines focus on interesting blends of complementary varietals with Carmenère as the signature component. This offering combines 15% Carmenère with 85% Sauvignon Blanc to produce a truly unique expression. The grapes for the 2009 (oops) Sauvignon Blanc were sourced primarily in the vineyards at Codigua in the Maipo Valley, considered one of the most prestigious regions for Chilean Sauvignon Blanc. As with all (oops) wines, there is considerable attention in the vineyard to hand-management. Pruning, shoot thinning, canopy management, and green harvesting ensure each varietal attains full flavor maturity

Winemaking Profile

The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc was harvested in March, the Carmenère in April. The grapes were hand- picked early in the day and delivered to the modern winemaking facility in Talagante. The Sauvignon Blanc received a brief maceration before gentle pumping into cool stainless steel tanks. Both varietals were steel-fermented to retain a fresh and fruit-forward style. Upon completion of fermentation, the two wines were blended and bottled under Stelvin closure to retain the purity of fruit.

Food Pairing

Sauvignon Blanc is a classic with oysters and other seafood, salads, and vegetable dishes. Refreshing with spicy, ethnic cuisine from Asia, Latin America, Mexico, and the Carribean.
Varietal Content 85% Sauvignon, 15% Carmenère
Grape Source Valle Central (Maipo)
Alcohol 13.0%
pH 3.1
Titratable Acidity 6.1 g/L
Residual Sugar .20 g/100L
Suggested Retail Price $12

 

Tasting Notes