2017 Ventisquero 'Grey Glacier' Sauvignon Blanc

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2017 Ventisquero 'Grey Glacier' Sauvignon Blanc

Head Winemaker Felipe Tosso joined Vina Ventisquero in 2000. After seriously considering alternate careers as a tennis pro and classical guitarist, he elected to enter the wine business, describing it as “one of my big passions because it’s more than work – it’s a lifestyle.”

Tasting Notes

Colour 

Yellow-green colour

Nose

Citrus aromas, mixed with notes of green chili

Palate

Fresh and great volume, this is a wine structured in the palate and high in acidity that gives tension with a minerality in the mouth, granting a clean and persistent final where is left to feel slight saline touches, making this, a wine with high complexity in the mouth.

 

Vinification

The must first underwent a cold maceration for a period of between 6 and 8 hours. The must was protected from contact with the air throughout the process, the fermentation took place slowly at a constant low temperature of 120C to 150C so that the yeast activity could draw out the maximum varietal aromas and the expression of the northern Chile desert. After fermentation, the wine was aged over its lees for ten months and battonage was used to gently move it so as to maximize the contribution made by the wine coming into contact with the fine sediment.

Winemaker

Tosso’s winemaking travels have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, Argentina, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, back to Concha Y Toro in Chile and then finally to Vina Ventisquero. In 2003, Felipe began a close collaboration with John Duval (ex Penfolds) in the production of icon wines Pangea and Vertice, a partnership which continues to this day.

Specifications

Year 2017
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Country Chile
Alcohol content
12.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.4 units
Type White Wine
Dietary Information Vegetarian & Vegan
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Ideal to accompany oysters, sea urchins, and fresh seafood in general. Also cebiches, fish, white meats and goats cheese.
Origin Atacama Valley