Overall, the weather in 2018 was exceptional, bringing the grapes to optimum maturity while retaining their freshness.
The harvest was early, starting on 23 February with the Villavicencio white grapes and ending on 10 May with the Carmenere grapes. At the Maipo winery, grapes came in from 26 March to 17 May.In keeping with the average, grapes were picked 10 to 15 days later than for the 2017 vintage. The decisive factor was a period of relatively low temperatures during the end of the ripening process, from December to February. The grapes ripened more slowly as a result, allowing them to preserve an aromatic freshness sometimes difficult to attain in Chile. This was followed by excellent weather which brought the grapes to optimum phenolic maturity and heralded the start of the harvest. At this stage 2018 is a very promising vintage, combining good concentration and powerful, expressive fruit.
The power of New World wines combined with the refinement of Old World wines!
To keep all the wine’s freshness and refinement, it is matured in vats for 6 to 8 months before bottling.
Escudo Rojo Reserva Sauvignon Blanc is made entirely from the same grape variety even though the requirement under Chilean law is only 75%. Sauvignon Blanc gives vivacious dry wines of great refinement.
Citrus fruit - White blossom - Fresh- Mineral
Transparent pale yellow, young, with soft green shades.
Intense and delicate nose. This Sauvignon Blanc stand out for its freshness and complexity, mainly marked by citric fruits, such as lemon peel, lime, and a touch of green chili.
Freshness on the palate, crispy, fresh fruits, well-balanced, mineral, good acidity and long finish.