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Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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.
"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. "
The Wine Advocate
"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."
International Wine Cellar
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...Read More About Elki
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....Read More About Chile
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.
Sauvignon Blanc's home...Read More About Sauvignon Blanc
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