Origin: Concha y Toro, Central Valley, Chile
Taste guide: Dry; apple and citrus fruit flavours; crisp and fresh; unoaked
75cl - screwcap - 12%
Concha y Toro is one of the largest winemakers in Chile with an array of labels, many of them carrying the same varietals. This Sauvignon Blanc under the CYT label is similar in price and quality to the Casillero del Diablo label, but the wines are subtly different. This is due entirely to the selection of the fruit and the fermentation techniques used. The CYT Sauvignon Blanc is produced to a much softer style though still retaining that crispness one associates with this grape.
The fruit was sourced from Estate vineyards across the Valle Centrale of Chile and vinified in Concha Y Toro's ultra-modern winery under temperature-controlled conditions. Following fermentation, all in stainless steel, the resultant wine was rested, again in stainless steel, for a couple of months before bottling.
The colour is pale lemon and the wine shows aromas of apple and citrus. This follows through to the palate where tropical fruit flavours add complexity - hints of melon, lychee and pineapple. This is still a typically dry and crisp wine, but is also soft and supple. In truth it is very moreish.
Perfect with seafood and salads or just on its own.
A little seen label in retail as it is primarily intended for the restaurant trade where its price would suggest a retail of around £7.99.
Binendwines' price is just £5.75.