Tabali Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, South America

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Item No. 107765
  • WE91
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Limarí's Limestone soil really makes a difference in this Sauvignon Blanc bottling. Beyond the wine's bright melon and citrus driven nose, there is an impressive core of minerality that one would not expect in a Chilean white - Stylistically the wine reminds us very much of a top notch Sancerre bottling.

This Sauvignon Blanc with its pale color and greenish look has a fruity nose, slightly citric, of great elegance and reminiscent of fresh herbs. To the mouth there are subtle hints of minerals that mix with an aroma of ripe grapefruit. It is very persistent and fresh, due to its well-kept acidity.

Critical Acclaim

"The marine influence on Limari shows clearly in the sauvignon, advancing mineral scents more than fruitiness. On the palate, however, there's a surprising ripeness that battles the acidity, a class that slowly evolves into a graciously fruity balance. Decant this for corvina ceviche. "
91 Points

Learn About Tabali

The winery started its vineyard plantings in 1993 in the exciting Limari Valley, in Northern Chile. Its closeness to the Atacama Desert, the proximity of the Pacific Ocean (just 29km), the clear, pure skies, hot days and fresh nights, result in an exceptional terroir for the elaboration of premium and super premium wines. At Tabali winery they are totally committed to crafting...

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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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