Humo Blanco Sauvignon Blanc, Hacienda Araucano

HACI005
Smooth and tasty, with a lot of structure, nice concentration, good acidity and freshness.
Type:
Vintage:
2020
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Chile
Sub Region:
Colchagua Valley
Sub Sub Region:
Lolol Valley
Body:
Elegant, crisp and delicate
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
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Hacienda Araucano

Tucked into the hillside of the Lolol Valley, a southern off-shoot of the broader Colchagua Valley, Hacienda Araucano is a delightful 'farm' property designed and rebuilt by François Lurton in the late 1990s. The vineyards slope, some of them akin to the Northern Rhône in gradient, face due south. All are farmed biodynamically with the addition of strict water-conserving measures to cut down the amount used. François has planted Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir on the granite schist soils here, but is experimenting with Viognier and Syrah on the sheerest, hottest slopes behind the house, and Cabernet at higher elevations. It's a great location, benefitting from cool on-shore breezes from the ocean a mere 40km away, yet maintaining a hot, dry climate and cool night temperatures - ideal for growing perfect grapes.

Tasting Notes

Floral nose with tropical fruit and a good creamy finish. Sauvignon has always been a Lurton speciality and here the vineyards' proximity to the sea helps give good balance.

Food Matches

Delicious with prawns