William Cole Vineyards (the one in Casablanca, Chile) produces an array of traditional varietals, along with Carménére. Their sauvignon blanc is sourced from cooler micro-climates that, William Cole claims, enable the wine to retain a natural acidity. The grapes are destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks for a period of 15 days.
On the nose, the wine offers incredible and complex aromas of green bell pepper, along with an array of fruits, including grapefruit and peach. On the palate the wine initially teases at following through
This is a rather unique wine, offering a rich nose and fruity character, combined with a creamy and slightly mild end. It’s not as intense as some offerings from New Zealand, but should be considered by those looking for a tastier alternative to California versions of sauvignon blanc. Just make sure you get the Chilean version of William Cole.
Wine: William Cole Vineyards Columbine Special Reserve
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.
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