France once dominated the production of world class Sauvignon Blanc, but no more. World class Sauvignon Blancs now flow from California, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and elsewhere, as Casas del Bosque’s 2015 Pequeñas Producciones Sauvignon Blanc so aptly attests. Moreover, this wine provides more than a match for France’s finest Sancerre – the benchmark for 100% Sauvignon Blanc wines around the world. The 2015 Casas del Bosque Pequeñas Producciones Sauvignon Blanc garnered 91 pts from James Suckling, 94 pts from South America’s highly-regarded wine guide, Descorchados, and Gold at Chile’s top wine competition, the Catad’Or Wine Awards. From the moment it is poured, this tiny production Sauvignon Blanc offers broad, delicious, seamless draughts wrought with flavor and finesse. Endowed with supreme balance, depth of flavor, texture and vivacity, this Sauvignon Blanc offers it all: a mélange of mineral-tinged herbal fruit, white peach, melon and Meyer lemon. As a finale, it offers an explosive finish, packed with flavor and verve, without the acerbic finish that mars even some Sancerres from top-rated producers. Enjoy this artfully crafted, world class Sauvignon Blanc from Casas del Bosque from the moment it is poured. For optimal enjoyment, we suggest only moderate chilling (38°-40° F). Enjoy!
For many wine lovers Sauvignon Blanc provides the ultimate aperitif as well as the ideal accompaniment to seafood. Consequently, it is easy to forget that world class Sauvignon Blanc such as the 2015 Casas del Bosque Casablanca Pequeñas Producciones Sauvignon Blanc also shines at table in the company of salads, pastas, white meats, and all types of cheeses. A bowl of New Zealand Green Tip Mussels steamed in a tasty broth provides a tasty companion to Casas del Bosque’s 2015 Pequeñas Producciones Sauvignon Blanc. Clams and oysters, sautéed or on the half shell, provide great foils, too. For those who prefer fish to shellfish, filets of cod, flounder, grouper, and halibut poached in white wine, garlic, herbs and a touch of mustard offer more tasty accompaniments to this wine. Light tempuras and herb encrusted shrimp or prawns provide more tasty treats as do whole steamed lobsters and crab legs. For those who eschew seafood, Casas del Bosque’s premier Sauvignon Blanc complements tasty Asian dishes, including Hunan Chicken, fresh Thai or Vietnamese spring rolls, and lightly curried vegetarian Indian specialties. Herb encrusted pork tenderloins, smoked meats, and all kinds of charcuterie make excellent pairings and won’t overpower Casas del Bosque’s finest Sauvignon Blanc, either. And for those who prefer simple salads, consider serving the 2015 Casas del Bosque Pequeñas Producciones Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc with a Mediterranean chicken salad, replete with walnuts, grapes, and goat cheese over a bed of arugula or mixed organic greens. Is anyone hungry and thirsty yet?
Chile continues to be a source of exceptional wines for quality, value and variety. This is due largely to the burgeoning number of boutique wineries such as Casas del Bosque that continuously push the envelope on quality through excellent vineyard management, site selection and meticulous attention in the cellar.
Casas del Bosque sprang to life in 1993 as a family boutique winery dedicated exclusively to the production of high quality wines. And by all accounts this boutique operation is ably fulfilling its mission, as the recent spate of 90+ point ratings from world renowned critics will attest. Casas del Bosque is located just 40 miles from Chile’s capital of Santiago and a mere 18 miles from Chile’s principal port of Valparaiso. This boutique operation cultivates its own vineyards in the nearby Casablanca Valley, the preferred place for premium white wine production. They also have significant vineyard holdings in the premier red wine producing valleys of Maipo and Rapel south of Santiago, areas noted for fashioning exceptional Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon. Casas del Bosque’s meticulous attention to vineyard management and careful site and varietal selection guarantee superior fruit for the winery’s portfolio of high quality wines. Such care has also earned Casas del Bosque the distinction of Chilean Winery of the Year at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
Presently, Casas del Bosque has approximately 500 acres of vines under cultivation, which are spread throughout Chile’s best viticultural valleys and microclimates. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling hail from the winery’s superb Casablanca holdings and form the backbone of the estate’s white wine portfolio. Exceptional Pinot Noir and Syrah are also cultivated by Casas del Bosque in Casablanca. Casas del Bosque’s exceptional ultra-premium Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon red wines emanate from the warmer Rapel and Maipo valleys. The winery’s Pequeñas Producciones (very limited productions) of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Syrah are Casas del Bosque’s ultimate luxury offerings.
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