Origin: Central Valley, Chile - Viña Luis Felipe Edwards
Taste guide: Dry, melon, lychee and citrus fruit flavours, crisp and fresh, unoaked
75cl - 12% - screwcap
Sauvignon Blanc from Chile is subtly different to this varietal from other countries, primarily because of the disease Phylloxera. This destroyed most of the old world's vines, but never reached South America. Because of this the Sauvignon Blanc grapes in Chile are grown on ungrafted vines and impart marginally different flavours.
This wine was produced by Viña Luis Felipe Edwards, but ingognito under this Condorito label. They are one of Chile's leading family-owned wineries, dedicated to producing wines of the highest quality. This outstanding Sauvignon Blanc has been expertly blended by Luis Felipe Edwards' award-winning winemakers, using premium grapes from top vineyards in Chile's idyllic Valle Central.
Pale lemon in colour with green hues. The bouquet shows fresh tropical and citrus fruits such as grapefruit, papaya and melon. The palate offers pineapple and lime flavours with a long and satisfying finish.
This really is a very classy Chilean Sauvignon Blanc - soft and fruity with that typical Sauvignon crispness.
Best enjoyed chilled - but not too cold - as an aperitif or an accompaniment to salads or seafood.
Sells for around £8 elsewhere - at Binendwines, just £5.95.