An historic Chilean family run vineyard & winery. Miguel Viu Manent worked as a wine merchant alongside his father and brother since the 1930s before venturing out on his own. In 1965 Miguel purchased this already historic vineyard, and his family still maintains control to this day, a rare thing in Chile. One of the best sites in the region, with pre-phylloxera vines from France.
if I didn’t know better, I’d think this was a New Zealand sauv blanc made by someone with a little self control! Smoked green pepper on the nose and palate, bright, light, and fun. Move over Kim Crawford, I’m going to Chile.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Region: Valle de Colchagua, Chile
Farming: Certified Sustainable, 11 miles from the sea, granitic soil
Winery: De-stemmed without crushing, pneumatic press 6-8 hours, fermentation in stainless, aged 9 months on lees