Color - Brilliant light greenish-yellow in color
Bouquet - Grapefruit and lemon blossom citrus notes
Taste - Elegant and compact, this is a tremendously balanced wine with vibrant acidity. On the palate it develops its fruity components and delivers a long, distinctly mineral, fruit-driven finish.
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Heritage and enterprise are hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile’s premier wine estates. Founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez in Chile’s Maipo Valley, this historic property was among the first to pioneer plantings of European grape varieties in Chile.
Grapes for Santa Rita’s Medalla Real wines are hand-harvested at optimal ripeness from the estate’s best and oldest vines. With intense fruit, the Medalla Real Sauvignon Blanc is simultaneously elegant and classical in style. This wine reflects the very best that the exceptional Chilean terroir can offer.
Wine maker notes
Grapes harvested at the beginning of April, originating from a selected vineyard in the Western foothills of the Coastal Mountain range; of low yield, providing a strong thermal moderation that combined with the soil texture favors slow maturity, thus, obtaining the maximum aromatic expression from a mature fruit basis.
Grado Alc. pH Ac. T. Az.
13.2 %v/v 3.17 6.24 g/l (exp.tartaric acid) 1.20 g/l
Seafood, crab, king crab, big oysters, and seasoned fish. It is interesting to taste it with pastas with sweet basil sauce.
Heritage and enterprise are hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile’s premier wine estates. Founded in 1880 in Chile’s Maipo Valley, this historic property was among the first to pioneer plantings of European grape varieties in Chile. In 1980, it was acquired by its present owner, Gruppo Claro, under whom Santa Rita has reaped the rewards of continuous investment, resulting in a period of impressive growth, during which the winery has consolidated its position in the vanguard of Chile’s most successful and innovative estates.
Initiatives include the highly successful launch of Santa Rita’s 120 Series and Reserve wines and a range of ultra-premium wines, notably the highly acclaimed Casa Real, Triple C, the Floresta range and most recently, Pehuen. Wide-ranging enhancements include the purchase of choice new vineyards, plantings with top quality clones, improved trellising and irrigation, balanced viticulture, restricted yields, later harvesting, individual block farming, small-lot vinification, and an increased emphasis on sustainable agriculture.
The Santa Rita property accounts for outstanding vineyards in Chile’s most important appellations -- the Maipo Valley; Apalta; Casablanca; Rapel; Leyda and Curico -- enabling access to diverse climates and terrain. Visitors to Santa Rita can look forward to accommodation at the estate’s luxury hotel, the Casa Real, with its breathtaking 100-acre gardens, its magnificent museum housing a breathtaking collection of pre-Columbian artifacts, or enjoy dinner at the property’s landmark restaurant, the Dona Paula.