Name of the wine

Alfa Centauri

Vintage

2009

Varieties

100% Sauvignon Blanc


Technica analysis  

Alcohol

14.0%

Total acidity (as tartaric)

6.7 g/L

pH

3.30

Residual sugar

2.4 g/l


Vineyard description  

Appellation

Leyda Valley – Chile

Soil

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

Altitude

190 m

Management

Vineyards planted on clone 108. Cane pruned, trellised. Drip irrigation, with limited water supply. Yields 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

 

91 points (Top in the country)

Steven Tanzer

16.5 points
Jancis Robinson
90 points
Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
**** 18 points
Decanter
91 points (Top in the country)
Descorchados Wine Guide 2011 Chile

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