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Sauvignon Blanc

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Estate: Yerbas Buenas
Sub-region: Maule Valley
Soil: Sandy loam

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Age of vines: 8 years
Vine management system: Trellis
Density: 3,330 plants/hectare (1,350 plants/acre)
Yield: 12 tons/hectare (4.9 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Hand picking, with double selection in vineyard, in the first week of March.

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Cool temperate climate with a Mediterranean rainfall regime, moderately warm summers (influence of the Andes mountains) and very rainy winters.

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Shallow alluvial soils of sandy loam, brownish-gray, rocky; subsoil composed of boulders and rounded rocks in sandy matrix.

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Fermentation: Starts with active dry yeast (Cerevisiae)
Temperature: 14-16 degrees Celsius (57-61 Fahrenheit); fermentation managed by a reductive method with minimal aeration, protecting the wine from oxidation.
Aging: Batonnage with lees in stainless steel vats for two months.

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Appearance: Bright greenish yellow.
Nose: Intense nose of gooseberry, fresh hay, asparagus and apple.
In mouth: Elegant with pleasant acidity and a long finish.
Pairing recommendation: Crab, oysters.

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