La Playa Sauvignon Blanc

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La Playa Sauvignon Blanc

La Playa Sauvignon Blanc

La Playa wines have always been farmed sustainably. Our early motivation in using these green practices was easy: Sustainable grapes yield the cleanest and more pure varietals.

A delicate pale gold. On the nose, aromas of lemon, fresh pineapple with hints of lavender. It is a bright well balanced wine with a clean minerality and touch of lime on the finish.

Harvest: By hand
Appellation: Curico Valley
Age of the Vines: 26 years
Yield: 5.0 tons per acre
Malolactic: No
Total Acidity: 6.1 g/L
Maceration: No
Fermentation: Selected yeast, 65-75F, 10 days
Aging: 100% Stainless Steel with 2 months sur lie
Alcohol: 12.5%
pH: 3.2

The Curicio Valley is situated 185 km (115 mi) south of the Chilean capital of Santiago, the northeast portion of the Maule Region. Like the southern tip of Spain, they share a similar latitude of 35°S.  Our vineyards are planted in the eastern part near the Andes Mountains which is the coolest portion within the Curico valley.  Influenced by the Mediterranean climate this region is one of the best regions in Chile to produce consistent Sauvignon Blanc with fresh, lively acidity.

Curico Valley
Type of Soil: Clay, Sand and Granite
Distance to the Coast: 40 miles
Elevation: 784 ft
Average Temperature: 78 F
Planted Vines: 250 acres
Irrigation: Drip