Casa Marin Cipreses Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Front Label
Casa Marin Cipreses Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Front Label

Casa Marin Cipreses Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2008

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Winemaker Notes

The Cipreses Vineyard is located at the very top of a hillside slope, with a northern and southern exposure. Extremely windy conditions act as a natural restraining agent on grape yield. The results are very weak vines and low productivity. TPale straw with a youthful greenish hue. The nose is bursting with aromas of cut grass, lemon zest and citronella. On the palate the wine is surprisingly mouthfilling and complex though scythingly fresh and energetic. Flavors range from herbal through asparagus to ripe lime always with an underlying minerality. Finishes as clean and razor sharp as it starts, although flavours linger tantalizingly.

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W&S 94
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A warm year along San Antonio's Pacific coast influenced the normally severe, mineral Cipreses, making this vintage a voluptuous sauvignon full of smoky notes and candied lime. Its opulent texture hides the deep minerality, aromas and flavors of Lo Abarca’s stony hillsides.
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Sauvignon Blanc Cipreses Vineyard comes from a limestone soil with very low yields. It offers up an expressive nose of fresh herbs, citrus, and gooseberry in a racy, New Zealand style. Intense and focused on the palate, the wine's natural acidity suggest that it will have a significantly longer life than a typical Chilean Sauvignon.
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Vina Casa Marin is a family-owned winery located in the San Antonio appellation, only 4 kms from the coast. It is currently Chile's closest vineyard to the Pacific Ocean.

It was founded in the year 2000 by Maria Luz Marín, winemaker and entrepreneur, whose goal of providing innovation to the local wine industry is being accomplished by her focus on premium wines which are a reality with the new "terroir".

It has been described as one of the "most daring and innovative" vineyards in the country. Surrounded by the steep hills of the Chilean coastal mountains, the unique microclimate and wide variety of soils found here give birth to a "terroir" recently discovered for the viticulture of fine wines. The first 25 hectares were planted with Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Gewürztraminer, and Riesling.

Chilean and British winemakers comprise a dedicated team who have contributed their know-how to the production of truly outstanding wines.

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One of South America’s most important wine-producing countries, Chile is a reliable source of both budget-friendly wines and premium bottlings. Spanish settlers, Juan Jufre and Diego Garcia de Cáceres, most likely brought Vitis vinifera (Europe’s wine producing vine species) to the Central Valley of Chile some time in the 1550s. But Chile’s modern wine industry is largely the result of heavy investment from the 1990s.

Long and narrow, Chile is geographically isolated, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Andes Mountains to the east and the Atacama desert to the north. These natural borders allowed Chile to avoid the disastrous phylloxera infestation in the late 1800s and as a result, vines are often planted on their own rootstock rather than grafted (as is the case in much of the wine producing world).

Chile’s vineyards vary widely in climate and soil type from north to south. The Coquimbo region in the far north contains the Elqui and Limari Valleys, where minimal rainfall and intense sunlight are offset by chilly breezes from the Humboldt Current. While historically focused solely on Pisco production, today this area finds success with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Aconcagua region contains the eponymous Aconcagua Valley—hot and dry and home to full-bodied red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot—as well as Casablanca Valley and San Antonio Valley, which focus on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The Central Valley is home to the Maipo, Rapel, Curicó and Maule Valleys, which produce a wide variety of red and white wines. Maipo in particular is known for Carmenère, Chile’s unofficial signature grape. In the up-and-coming southern regions of Bio Bio and Itata make excellent Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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