Sauvignon Blanc

“Being pioneers in Chile was an exciting challenge, and we have chosen a superb location.” Baron Eric de Rothschild
Domaines Barons de Rothschild acquired Viña Los Vascos in 1988, animated by a pioneering spirit and with the vision to reveal the potential of this exceptional land. Today we cultivate a common dream and project : to turn our vast land into a rich ecosystem producing the most elegant Chilean wines.

The vintage
The season was marked by severe frosts in early September that eased over the spring.
Unlike other years, the early morning mists were less prevalent.
December and January were very hot, but temperatures dropped gradually from February onwards.
The high temperatures prompted an early harvest and lower yields, mostly due to smaller, lighter bunches, which in turn resulted in higher concentration and quality.
The wine
The Sauvignon Blanc made at Los Vascos comes from grapes purchased on long term contracts from both the Casablanca and Curicó areas. The vintages all share liveliness on the palate with pure fruit flavour. Remarkable aromatic expression in the bouquet with lemon, grapefruit and exotic fruit enhanced by the of characteristic boxwood aroma of Sauvignon.

Au nez, l’expression aromatique est remarquable : citron, pamplemousse et fruits exotiques rehaussée par l’arôme de buis caractéristique du Sauvignon.

Sauvignon blanc : 100%

Tasting notes
Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2017 presents a pale yellow color with glints of green, very characteristic of the variety. Aromas of melon, green apple, pineapple, and lime are underscored by spicy, herby notes such as lemongrass and lemon verbena. On the palate, this wine reveals great volume and structure. Best served cold, between 10 and 12ºC.