Sauvignon Blanc, a grape variety with an important personality, fully expresses itself in the world’s selected areas of real election, among which are traditionally noted the Loire river valley, New Zealand and Friuli and, in more recent times, in Chile, specially the coastal zone of Leyda. Its name is inspired by the splendid dawns which rise over its vineyards. Albaclara is a pure Sauvignon Blanc, whose grapes are hand-picked in the vineyards of Leyda.
The Sauvignon Blanc vineyards that produce Albaclara are located in the Leyda Valley. The 2021 growing season in this area saw relatively cool weather. The spring season brought normal conditions prompting bud break and flowering in line with seasonal averages. Lower than average temperatures, overcast daytime weather and moderate temperature fluctuations during the ripening phase gave the wine herbal and citrusy sensations and lively freshness. The grape harvest took place during the month of April after the grapes were carefully selected.
Harvested grapes were destemmed and delicately pressed. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for 12 to 15 days at a low temperature to preserve the freshness of the grapes. The wine was left to age on the fine lees and delicate pump overs were performed every two weeks. Albaclara was bottled in the month of July 2020.
12.5% by Vol.
Albaclara is bright yellow with greenish hues. Its nose is unmistakable for mixed citrus aromas and notes of white jasmine blossoms. Pleasant acidity and mineral sensations give the wine excellent persistence and a fresh, mineral finish.
Great enjoyed on its own or with spicy Thai or Indian dishes, as well as shellfish and oysters.