Name of the wine

Alfa Centauri

Vintage

2008

Varieties

100% Sauvignon Blanc


Technica analysis  

Alcohol

13.5%

Total acidity (as tartaric)

6.4 g/L

pH

3.30

Residual sugar

< 3 g/l


Vineyard description  

Appellation

Leyda Valley – Chile

Soil

Red clay soils on a west facing slope, derived from decomposed granite

Altitude

190 m

Management

Vineyards planted on clone 107. Cane pruned, trellised. Drip irrigation, with limited water supply. Yields are around 35 hL/ha


Winemaking characteristics  

Harvest

By hand, during April. Grapes sorted at the winery

Fermentation

Cold soak at 8°C during 12 h

Maceration

Between 16 and 20°C

Barrel ageing

Fermented and aged for 12 months in new 500 L French oak barrels

Filtration

Bentonite fined, filtered


Awards & Mentions  

 

16.5 points Jancis Robinson
90 points Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
91 points Stephen Tanzer Top in the country.
92 points Descorchados Wine Guide 2011 Chile

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