Sauvignon Blanc is a key variety for Chile. The second most planted wine grape after Cabernet Sauvignon, its
plantings having grown steadily over the past decade – in 2000 it represented 6 % of the national vineyard; by 2010
its share was up to 11%. Sauvignon Blanc looks set to remain the principal cheerleader for Chilean white wine for some time.
Both 2011 and 2010 were good vintages for Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, producing crisp, intense, aromatic styles.
In general, it’s usually worth finding the most recent vintage you can. This is not because the older wines fall
apart – far from it in the best cases – but more because the rapidity of change and improvement in Chile is such that
the country’s wines, including its Sauvignon Blanc, seem to improve with each harvest.Best value guaranteed