Las Colinas Sauvignon Blanc
Las Colinas Sauvignon Blanc is crafted by the Siegel vineyard. The vineyard has more than 700 hectares planted in vineyards distributed in 7 farms strategically located from the foot of the Andes mountain range in Los Lingues, to the most coastal zones like Peralillo and very close to the Pacific Ocean in the Leyda valley.
Region and/or Appellation: Aconcagua – Leyda Valley
Soil: Clay and sandy to the east; granite and clay to the west.
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Weather conditions: Mediterranean, 215 mm (8.5 in) of rainfall per year.
Wine making / Ageing: Grapes are harvested and pressed to create the liquid for fermentation. The fermentation happens at temperatures between 26°C and 28°C to ensure more colour and structure. Post fermenting maceration for about one week. Then the juice is separated from the skins. 15% of the wine was matured in oak barrels. Complete malolactic fermentation.
After the blend was done a soft clarification, a cold stabilisation and a filtration were done. When bottling an on-line filtration was done through a plate and membrane to assure microbiological stability.
Tasting: Las Colinas Sauvignon Blanc is a pale yellow with some subtle green hues. On the nose it has intense aromas of pears, grapefruits and some herbal elements. It has a balanced palate, with persistence and great acidity.
Food Pairing: Sushi would be the perfect meal for this bottle of wine. Aside from that, freshwater fish in light and herbal sauces.