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Calcu Sauvignon Blanc

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Winery Calcu
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Year 2012
Country Chile
Appellation Colchagua Valley

$14.00 per bottle

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Calcu is the affordable sister label of Viña Maquis, a Chilean winery that’s creating terrific wines in the Colchagua Valley.
What You Need To Know
Chile has become one of the world’s best sources of delicious Sauvignon Blanc, though many of its most acclaimed bottlings are coming not from Colchagua but from coastal zones such as Leyda and Casablanca, where sea breezes moderate hot summers. But Calcu’s winemaker, Juan Alejandro Jofré, spent a stint at New Zealand’s Villa Maria, a Marlborough winery famous for its terrific Sauvignon Blanc. That experience might explain how Jofré and co-winemaker Ricardo Rivadeneira Hurtado created this zesty bottling. It comes from two vineyard blocks on the Viña Maquis estate, a Colchagua property planted to vineyards nearly a century ago by Rivadeneira’s family. One trick: The duo deliberately picked some underripe grapes, whose crunchy acidity gives this white its perkiness.
Smell It
Smell It
Grapefruit and kiwi scents.
Taste It
Taste It
Fresh and bright, with grapefruit and guava tones.
Serve It
Serve It
Well chilled.
Pair It
Pair It
Zesty salads as well as green vegetable, fish and shellfish dishes.