Aila by Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Delicious with fresh shellfish such as oysters, mussels and also ceviches. Pairs well with salads, goat cheese and white meat fishes.
In an effort to provide balance to the universe and honor the local Mapuche legacy, the Aila vineyard was planted nine miles from the coast and divided into nine blocks of nine rows each.
As a result, the wine found a perfect balance and harmony with the earth, and the Gods have rewarded the vineyard year after year.
An officially recognized sub-zone in the southern part of the San Antonio Valley, the Leyda Valley was the original settlement of the wine pioneers who came to the area in the 1990s. They were in search of cooler and wetter growing conditions—as compared to more eastern, drier and often warmer locations.
Planting, which began only in the late 1990s, focused on Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot noir and some limited spots for Syrah. The area continues to receive well-earned accolades for wines of these varieties.
Capable of a vast array of styles, Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. Though it can vary depending on where it is grown, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. This variety is of French provenance. Somm Secret—Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.