Los Vascos 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

SUBMITTED BY: Jason P., Connecticut, USA

Last week’s 92 degrees got me thinking about some new summer wines.  What would be a nice light-bodied, crisp, refreshing white wine that could be enjoyed as an aperitif on the patio or served with dinner?  I have had other wines by the Chilean Vina Los Vascos-Peralillo winery, but never the Sauvignon Blanc.  A more recognizable name on the label is Domaines Barons De Rothschild (Lafite) who manages this property and supervises in the winemaking.

Just like their great French wines, this is the perfect summer wine.  The color is very clear and brilliant with just a hint of green.  The pineapple, lime, grapefruit and lemon aromas just explode from the bottle when the cork is popped.  The fruits don’t stop there as they hit the palate along with some mango and granny smith apple on the mid palate and green herbs and a small amount of stone on the back end.

The Central Valley is one of the largest grape regions in Chile which is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains.  This would be the perfect wine for relaxing along the Ocean, or on the patio.  It has a well balanced acidity and crisp refreshing flavors that last longer than the wine.  I highly recommend this wine.  BUT, be sure to keep it cold.

The 2008 Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc was given a 90 point rating by Wine & Spirits.  This is a steal at $10.

Review posted at www.corkedwine.blogspot.com

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