Santa Rita Floresta Leyda Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, South America

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Item No. 93582
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST91
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

A wine of pronounced personality, with beguiling citrus notes, suggestions of jasmine, ripe kiwis and gooseberries

Elegant and concentrated, with crisp, zesty acidity highlighting freshness and fruit

90% Leyda, 10% Casablanca. Cool temperatures in our Sauvignon Blanc vineyards in these regions result from their proximity to Chile's Pacific coastline, leading to a slow ripening of fruit and subsequent rich concentration of aromas. Experience has shown us that these vineyards offer some of the finest terroir in South America for producing stellar quality Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards are planted in furrows on slopes that assist with drainage and protect vines from potential frost damage.

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Heritage and enterprise are hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile's premier wine estates. Founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez in Chile's Maipo Valley, this historic property was among the first to pioneer plantings of European grape varieties in Chile. In 1980, it was acquired by its present owner, Ricardo Claro, under whom Santa Rita has reaped the rewards of continuous...

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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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