Natura Sauvignon Blanc 2014

natura_sauv_blancThe Natura Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is 100% Sauvignon Blanc sourced from certified organic vineyards in the Casablanca Valley of the Aconcagua Region in Chile. You must remember this about the Casablanca Valley, this is a cool coastal growing region with morning fog and Pacific Ocean breezes. Much of the Chilean wine you see on store shelves comes from the Central Valley which is inland and rubs up against the Andes Mountains and has a more Mediterranean climate. Natura is one of Emiliana Organic Vineyards line of organic, bio-dynamic and sustainably farmed wines. This Sauvignon Blanc was fermented and aged (3 months) in stainless steel vats. The alcohol content is 12.5%.

The color is a pale, shiny daisy yellow. The nose is pretty, peach, pear, honey, grapefruit, lime and spring flowers. This is a dry, fruit forward Sauv Blanc, with balanced acidity. It starts with a mix of peach and lime, melon and unsweetened pineapple. The mid palate shows a mild herbal edge with tart lemon and grapefruit. The finish is subdued but lengthy.

Sauvignon Blanc is a great choice if you are looking to explore wines from different parts of the world. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are grown in many the worlds wine regions, but good examples can get pricey. Chardonnay is widely grown, but there are so many variables in its production, oak, no oak, malolactic, no malolactic, etc., that making comparisons can be cloudy. But young, fresh, bright, fairly inexpensive Sauvignon Blanc wines are produced in America, France, Central America, South Africa and New Zealand (and more). The production techniques are similar enough, that you see how the different growing areas influence the grapes. The Natura Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is not as bright as French Sauv Blanc or as bold as New Zealand SB, but it has elements of both. Take a journey with Sauvignon Blanc and a tasty organic Sauv Blanc from Chile is not a bad place to start.

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