Concha y Toro Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Sauvignon Blanc from Chile
Color: Pale greenish yellow
Bouquet: Fresh and mineral aromas with straw and gooseberry notes. Concentrated.
Taste: Fresh flavors with firm acidity, savvy, flinty, honeysuckle. Long persistence.
Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect accompaniment to fresh seafood, shellfish, and sushi.
Wine Enthusiast - "Meticulous winemaker Ignacio Recabarren has been working and working the Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc for the past five years and in 2006 he seems to have nailed it. You can smell and taste its purity and style. The citrus and minerality are unparalleled in Chile, while the finish is as long as the country it comes from."
International Wine Cellar - "Pale yellow. Fresh citrus and green apple aromas are given depth by sweet butter and peach pit elements. Brisk lemon and lime flavors are braced by salty minerality, gaining weight with air and finishing with a sexy honeydew quality. Nicely balances ripeness with vibrancy."
Wine Spectator - "Offers nice citrus peel, mineral and floral flavors, with straw and sweet pea lingering on the steely, lengthy finish. Nicely done. Drink now. 6,600 cases made. "
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Concha y Toro Winery
Founded in 1883, Vina Concha y Toro is Latin America's leading producer and occupies an outstanding position among the world’s most important wine companies, currently exporting to 135 countries worldwide. Uniquely, it owns around 9,500 hectares of prime vineyards, which allows the company to secure the highest quality grapes for its wine production. Concha y Toro's portfolio includes a wide range of successful brands at every price point, from the top of the range Don Melchor and Almaviva to the flagship brand Casillero del Diablo and innovative stand-alone brands such as Palo Alto and Maycas del Limarí. The company has 3,162 employees and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. View all Concha y Toro Wines
About ChileView a map of Chile wineries (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. Quite a few wineries in Chile were founded by large French wine companies. Seeing the potential of the country, vineyards were bought and planted by these French folks and the results tell of a smart investment. Some of these wineries include: Los Vascos, Casa Lapostolle and Cousino Macul. And while the inspiration may have been French, but the wines here are quite Chilean.
Photo of the sun break following morning fog over the vineyards of Veramonte Winery (located in the Casablanca Valley)
Notable FactsThe main regions of Chile include Maipo (pronounced MY-poh), known for reds like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere; Casablanca Valley, a region producing delicious Sauvignon Blanc, as well as other whites & some reds; Colchaugua, an inland district creating amazing red wines from Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, particularly in the Apalta sub-region; and Rapel Valley, settled right under Maipo and producing the same red varietals. A couple of smaller regions to watch include Limari and Elqui, two valleys further north, producing some delicious cool-climate Chardonnay and Bio Bio, an area further south, which is also focused on cool-climate varieties. Chilean wines are growing in exports and more consumers are enjoying the delicious values coming from the country. Red wines of the region, though they cannot be generalized, make the whole gamut of wine quality – quaffable to collectible. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Carmenere are the main players, though Syrah is also making a splash. Some of the best reds are blends of the above varieties. As for whites, Sauvignon Blanc is typically crisp, herbal and racy, while Chardonnay is richer in style with full-bodied texture and tropical fruit flavors.
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Young, organically farmed Carmenère at Chile's De Martino estate vineyard
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