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Aresti Estate Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Aresti Estate Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, South America

Price: $12.00 $10.79
Save $1.21 (10%)
Item No. 108140
  • RP90
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: 13.0%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

Very good conditions in December, allowed a perfect fruit set, then a long warm ripening season produced full-flavored grapes. The grapes were crushed and pressed in a pneumatic press, then the juice was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is left on the lees for 3 months, then cold-stabilized, filtered, and bottled. No oak is used to preserve the varietal fruit characters.

Tasting Notes - Color - Bright light hue. Bouquet - Grass and gooseberries aromas, with citrus notes. Palate - Fresh and vibrant citrus flavors with well balanced acidity.

Critical Acclaim

"Elegant, savory, integrated, over-delivers in a big way; great value."
90 Points

Learn About Aresti

Aresti Wine of Chile is a family-owned winery that was founded in 1951, when Vicente Aresti and his father-in-law, Alfredo López, established a winery in the Curicó Valley. In 1999, the Aresti family began making wine under their own label, acquiring new land and investing in technology. Today, three generations of the Aresti family dedicate their efforts and knowledge to producing...

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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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