Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Bright greenish-yellow in color. Very expressive character and elegant with delicate freshness and minerality. Highly complex. Good combination of herbal, gooseberry, lime, and grapefruit notes. Medium- to full-bodied with sweet ripeness, and sea and salty notes, chalky nuances, citrus, lemon curd, and herbal notes. Deep and lingering nish. Well-balanced, with crisp, juicy acidity.
Pair this wine alongside fresh fish or rice and pasta dishes.
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There is a new label for the Terrunyo range, including the white 2019 Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc, which comes from Los Boldos in Casablanca. It's more a gooseberry style of Sauvignon Blanc—classical Casablanca with the marine influence. The grapes are purchased from Kingston. This is sharp, long and pungent and less textured than the Gravas from the Bio-Bio, as this is more classical as the style has always been. It keeps very good freshness, with moderate alcohol and good acidity. It was bottled after six months in stainless steel.
A tense, floral sauvignon with light and ethereal flavors of grapefruit, this opens with air to richer passion-fruit tones. Some coastal salinity keeps it dry, and makes it a refreshing match for oysters.
This is a sauvignon blanc with sliced-pear and green-apple aromas and flavors. Medium body. Creamy finish. An attractive, easy white.
Inspired by a drive to highlight Chile’s most celebrated terroirs in a collection of varietal wines whose quality and finesse echo that of the world’s finest wines, Terrunyo wines are crafted with a philosophy of terroir in mind. Named for terruño, the Spanish word for terroir, each Terrunyo wine begins with hand-harvested fruit. A micro-climate, the chosen grape stock, a select piece of soil and an expert hand interact, creating perfect harmony and delivering unrivaled quality.
A region that has become synonymous with some of the best whites of Chile, the Casablanca Valley is full of dozens of bodegas who either grow fruit here or come from outside to source from local growers for their own white wine programs. The valley runs from east to west, which means that its westernmost vineyards receive the most cooling influence from the reliable afternoon sea breezes. The soils also tend to be heavier in clay in the west, whereas the eastern end of the valley is warmer and its soils are predominantly granitic. Sauvignon blanc thrives here, Chardonnay does well and Pinot noir is not uncommon.
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.