2010 Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc Reserva Casablanca Valley
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale yellow. Orchard and citrus fruit aromas are complicated by ginger and quinine. Spicy and brisk on entry, then fleshier in the middle, offering lively grapefruit and green apple flavors and a touch of white pepper. Finishes nervy and precise, with a repeating grapefruit note.
For as long as Chile has been taken seriously for its SBs, Veramonte has been a value leader. This wine is a bit softer and less pungent than previous efforts, but it’s still tangy and shows good green apple and melony flavors. Finishes more flat and fleshy than in the past, so drink right away.
Bright and juicy, with lively verbena, gooseberry and herb notes, staying crisp on the finish. Drink now.
Located alongside a creek that runs from high in the hills of El Mauco, Sauvignon Blanc vineyards at Veramonte are managed with air tunnels through the canopy, to preserve airflow and with specific canopy adjustments to manage sunlight all to retain freshness and aromatics. Carefully controlled fermentations in the winery also maintain the wine's vibrant fruit and aromas. The wine is entirely fermented in stainless steel, never touching oak, so that its freshness and lively aromas and flavors.