LES DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD (LAFITE)
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Los Vascos wines blend Lafite tradition with the unique terroir of Chile to create elegant wines that bring exceptional to the everyday. The vision of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) to expand their estate took them to South America in 1988, becoming the first French viticultural investment in modern Chile. Since then, a comprehensive modernization and investment program has been undertaken, oriented towards the production of fine wine using and adapting the viticultural experiences of Bordeaux and other areas where Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) is present. The vineyards are in the Casablanca Valley located further north between Santiago and Valparaíso, which is renowned for its great Sauvignon Blanc production as well as some in Colchagua Andes and the Leyda Valley.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
Grapes are mainly sourced from vinegrowing partners in the Casablanca Valley, about 40km North West of Santiago, and from the coolest parts of Los Vascos in Colchagua Valley.
Climate was the byword for the 2020 vintage. Compared to the previous growing season, the harvests were 26 days earlier, which can be explained by a series of weather events. A winter characterized by the cold temperatures necessary for good budding, a warm spring, except for two days of frost that resulted in a natural thinning of the fruit, and a summer with maximum temperatures above 37°C combined with below normal rainfall. Consequently, optimal conditions for harvesting the Sauvignon Blanc were between 11th and 18th February, when organoleptic maturity was at its peak.WINEMAKING
Grapes were harvested before daylight when temperatures were at their lowest. After a few hours of cold maceration, they were pressed and fermented at low temperature in stainless steel tanks to preserve their aromatic potential. The wine was partly aged on lees in order to obtain a good balance between roundness and freshness.TASTING NOTES
Beautiful pale yellow color. The nose reveals notes of white peach, pear, lychee and citrus fruits followed by a herbal finish of peppermint and tarragon. The fresh palate offers delicious acidity.