Las Cenizas Sauvignon Blanc, Laberinto

SKU: B4066116

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Las Cenizas Sauvignon Blanc, Laberinto

GBP 15.5
£15.50
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Tasting Note

Vibrant aroma of pea pods, tomato plants and okra. Crisp, with tingly acidity this is very, very fresh and intense, with superb sense of place. It's bone dry, and yet its roundness of texture gives it enough softness to be enjoyed on its own - however, its bracing character would make it a perfect foil for seafood or steamed, buttered asparagus. Drink some now, and try keeping back a bottle or two for a couple of years - this is just the sort of white wine that could develop complexity with age.

Product Information

  • White Wine

  • Crisp, Refreshing, Dry White

  • Rafael Tirado

  • Laberinto

  • Chile

  • Maule Valley

  • Sauvignon Blanc

  • 2016

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 12.5%

  • A great wine to go with oysters or ceviche.

Winemaking

Hand-harvested from vines planted in 1996 on volcanic ash soils (cenizas is Spanish for ashes). Fermented after pressing the destemmed grapes and four to six hours of maceration in the press. The wine didn't go through malolactic fermentation and was kept in contact with the lees for three months before bottling.

Press

  • An invigorating, mineral-laden style of Sauvignon Blanc that flirts with austerity and will benefit from some time in the bottle. Hints of smoke, gooseberry and roasted peppers. Drinking Window 2017 - 2024. Scored 91/100

    • Decanter.com - Best Sauvignon Blanc: 5 top wines
    • Peter Richards MW
  • Always among the best and most characterful Sauvignon Blancs from Chile, the 2016 Cenizas de Laberinto Sauvignon Blanc was cropped from a slightly cooler year, and the grapes were picked in March before the rain started. This cold-fermented, unoaked white has incredible parameters, moderate alcohol and very low pH (3.05), which provided for a sharp texture and great freshness. Even if the grape is very aromatic, the wine is more about the soil than the variety. This has the austerity and minerality of a Sancerre from Vatan, all about the soils with great acidity, going back to the style of cooler years like 2011 or 2013. It ends very tasty, almost salty. This is simply stunning and clearly over-delivers for the price. Unbelievable value and with all the ingredients for 10+ years in bottle. After three months in contact with the lees, 18,000 bottles were filled in November 2016. This is a great value if there is one in Chile! 94/100 points

    • The Wine Advocate 28th April 2017
    • Luis Gutiérrez
  • A refreshing and aromatic style of Sauvignon, with grass and crisp snap-pea notes, alongside some lemon-lime citrus. A lovely, fresh nose, pungent and intense, akin to New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Very herbaceous,

    • Imbibe Magazine, January 2017

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Special Delivery Options

The following delivery services are not available on our website, but can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810.

  • UK mainland next day by 9am timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • UK mainland by 12 noon Saturday timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Scilly Isles, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands parcel delivery: £15.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • UK mainland delivery to a bonded warehouse: £25.00 irrespective of quantity
  • UK mainland PM timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles

Click & Collect

Click & Collect is a free deliver to store service. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only (Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 7pm and Saturday 10am – 6pm, closed on Bank Holidays). Orders are ready for collection within 2 working days. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 15 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.