Elki Elki Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, South America

Item No. 100866
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP90
  • ST90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Winemaker's Notes

Grapes are hand-picked during the first week of March into small picking lugs and pressed after ten hours of skin contact. Juice stays on the lees for three days prior to inoculation for start of fermentation that takes place at 15-16 degrees Celcius. 95% of wine is fermented and in stainless-steel, 5% barrel fermented in seasoned French oak without Malolactic fermentation. Blending and bottling take place four to six months after harvest.

Critical Acclaim

"Elki’s 2008 Sauvignon Blanc has an expressive bouquet of spring flowers, melon, grapefruit, and lemon-lime. Impeccably balanced, this pure, vibrant wine has a long, fruit-filled finish and should provide pleasure for the next two years. "
90 Points

"Light yellow. Sharply focused lime and grapefruit on the nose, along with notes of white pepper and anise. Fleshy but energetic, with sweet pear and tangy citrus flavors underscored by dusty minerals. The herbal note repeats strongly on the spicy, impressively persistent finish. This wine's vibrancy and clarity are worthy of note."
90 Points

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Learn About Elki

The Elqui Valley is a coastal desert and Chile's northernmost wine producing region. In Quechua, the language of the Incan Empire, Elqui or 'Elki' means 'narrow valley'. The Elqui Valley is oriented east-west and there are two very important conditions that influence the character of the wines: the altitude and the temperature. The altitude of the vineyards range between 350 and 2...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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