Behind the Cork™ - Wine of the Week

2015 Valdivieso Valley Selection Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserve ($17)

Chile is turning out some highly-acclaimed wines that are also great values. This Sauvignon Blanc, from the Valle de Leyda in Chile's San Antonio Region, is a fine example.

Founded in 1879 by Alberto Valdivieso and owned since the mid 1900’s by the Mitjans family, Valdivieso is one of the most prestigious and recognized wineries in Chile.

This 100% Sauvignon Blanc is fermented in stainless steel tanks, sees no malolactic conversion and is left on lees for 3 months. At 12% ABV, it is a dry wine.

With distinct grapefruit, passion fruit and lime flavors, this Sauvignon Blanc is light and refreshing, with distinct stony minerality. Its acidity is not overpowering and the body actually leans a bit toward unoaked Chardonnay. A nice wine to enjoy on a warm day or paired with goat cheese, white fish or shellfish.

Disclosure of Wine Sample Submission:  I received this wine at no cost for review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Sample Provided by Donna White Communications