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Sauvignon Blanc from Chile’s Cold Coast

October 3, 2018

In a feature story for Wine & Spirits titled, “Sauvignon Blanc from Chile’s Cold Coast,” writer Rachel DelRocca Terrazas elaborates on “head-turning sauvignon blancs” that she had been tasting from Costa, the vineyards nearest to Chile’s coastline. She provides context on the history of Chile’s coastal vineyards, in that they didn’t even exist until 1982! Errazuriz is selected as one of the pioneers in this region. In the story, the publication’s critic for Chilean wine recommends Errazuriz for sauvignon blanc that stands out and offers context, “Errazuriz grows its Aconcagua Costa Sauvignon Blanc in the Manzanar Vineyard, planted in 2005 and 2009 just seven miles from the ocean. The vineyard yields a sauvignon with pink peppercorn scents and citrusy, saline flavor.”

Six wines were recommended in this detailed story, including the Errazuriz 2016 Aconcagua Costa Sauvignon Blanc ($23), which credits the vines for a refreshing quality, adding that “you can taste the cold Pacific breezes in lime, mineral and herbal notes, the citrus and salt flavors following an arrow of acidity.”

Read the full story here

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