RESERVA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018 en

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…

Escudo Rojo

Reservasauvignon blanc

This wine comes from the Valle de Casablanca, situated near the Pacific Coast 80 km north west of Santiago. The ocean influence is very strong, helping to regulate the temperature. It is ideal country for white wine grape varieties, especially Sauvignon Blanc.
This wine comes from the Valle de Casablanca, situated near the Pacific Coast 80 km north west of Santiago. The ocean influence is very strong, helping to regulate the temperature. It is ideal country for white wine grape varieties, especially Sauvignon Blanc.
This wine comes from the Valle de Casablanca, situated near the Pacific Coast 80 km north west of Santiago. The ocean influence is very strong, helping to regulate the temperature. It is ideal country for white wine grape varieties, especially Sauvignon Blanc.

Escudo Rojo

Reservasauvignon blanc

2018

2017

2016

2018 VINTAGE

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!

MATURING

To keep all the wine’s freshness and refinement, it is matured in vats for 6 to 8 months before bottling.

GRAPE VARIETY

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.

TASTING NOTES

Citrus fruit - White blossom - Fresh- Mineral

Aspect

Transparent pale yellow, young, with soft green shades.

Nose

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.

Palate

Freshness on the palate, crispy, fresh fruits, well-balanced, mineral, good acidity and long finish.

2017 VINTAGE

Particularly hot and dry weather brought the grapes to optimum maturity and shortened the maturing cycle, making 2017 an exceptionally early vintage.

Lower than average rainfall, ideally distributed throughout the growth cycle, together with the highest average temperature of the past ten years and more, made this a very Mediterranean-style vintage.
The 2017 wines are therefore generous and powerful, while remaining silky and soft.
They have a very distinctive Chilean identity, especially in the expression of fruit flavours and aromas which, combined with dense and rich mid-palates, reveal the identity of the terroirs to the full.

Producing wines with great ageing potential, 2017 is one of the great Chilean vintages.

MATURING

To keep all the wine’s freshness and refinement, it is matured in vats for 6 to 8 months before bottling.

GRAPE VARIETY

Escudo Rojo 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. Their rich flavours and crisp texture mean that they can be drunk young or after a few years’ ageing.

TASTING NOTES

Citrus fruit - White blossom - Fresh - Mineral

Aspect

Pale yellow with a lime green tint.

Nose

The nose opens on powerful citrus fruit aromas, followed on airing by delicate notes of white blossom and tropical frui

Palate

The refined and fresh attack reveals subtle notes of white blossom and guava, leading into an intense and dense mid- palate marked by an explosion of citrus fruit flavours recalling the aromas found on the nose.

White blossom flavours return on the elegantly mineral finish.

2016 VINTAGE

Exceptional weather conditions in 2016 produced very interesting and distinctive wines.

Rainfall was significantly higher than during an average year, with unusually heavy precipitation in autumn. This had an impact on the vintage, giving it a marine character rarely found in Chilean wines. The greater part of the vine growth cycle took place under ideal weather conditions; however, it remains a very technical vintage, owing its success to the skills and know-how of Baron Philippe de Rothschild Maipo’s vine-growers. Highly expressive of each grape variety and terroir, the wines are balanced, fresh and elegant.

2016, an “El Niño” year, will doubtless be remembered as an atypical, singular vintage on account of its unusual rainfall patterns, the advantage of which was to preserve fresh fruit flavours and impart a certain elegance that is sometimes difficult to attain in New World wines.

MATURING

To keep all the wine’s freshness and refinement, it is matured in vats for 6 to 8 months before bottling.

GRAPE VARIETY

Escudo Rojo 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. Their rich flavours and crisp texture mean that they can be drunk young or after a few years’ ageing.

TASTING NOTES

White flowers - Exotic fruits - Fresh - Mineral

Aspect

An attractive yellow with a silvery sheen.

Nose

The wine’s aromatic power is immediately apparent as white blossom aromas mingle with refined and elegant mango and guava notes.

Palate

The elegant and powerful attack reveals the same flavours as on the nose, joined by delicate touches of citrus fruit which bring roundness and density to the mid-palate.

Refined tropical fruit flavours linger on the beautifully long finish.

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