The Kidia Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2023 is a $5.99 wine, at Trader Joe’s it sells for $5.99, it seems to be a $10 wine elsewhere. It is an Estate wine produced by Vina del Pedregal (VDP), a family-owned winery located in Loncomilla Valley in the Maule Valley of Chile. They were founded in 1825 with vines imported from Bordeaux, France.
Kidia is a type of orcid. VDP owns six good-sized vineyards in the Loncomilla River Valley, so while the Kidia Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2023 the grapes could come from multiple vineyards. The Pacific Ocean is to the west and the Andes are to the east.
This is a young Sauvignon Blanc with simple production methods and not a great deal of aging, it was fermented and aged in stainless steel vats. The VDP website says this Sauv Blanc should be consumed within 4 years, but with young wine the sooner the better.
The Kidia Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2023 website is detailed they even give details on the yeasts used in fermentation. They used Be Thiol yeast that enhances the fruit and citrus scents but without that grassy note, you find in New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Also used is ES 181 which accentuates the sub-aromas while not overpowering the main fragrance. The alcohol content is a mild 12.5%.
The Kidia Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2023 Tasting Notes
The color is very pale sunshine yellow. The nose is melon, lemon, green apple, peach, pear, lime, and tropical fruit, with a floral edge, the classic Sauvignon Blanc noes. The Kidia Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2023 is lightly spicey with a rich stew of citrus, fruit, and tropical fruit flavors.
This Sauvignon Blanc tastes like tropical fruit, a solid slap of tasty spice, lime, lemon, and tart apple. The mid-palate shows peach and pear, a hint of melon, dried pineapple, and guava.
The acidity is well-balanced and this wine has plenty of structure to carry all the flavors.
- The Kidia Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2023 is a very tasty $5.99 wine.
- This Sauv Blanc is highly drinkable and well-made.
- If you think $5.99 will not buy you a good wine, think again!