Its colour is a pale yellow with green tones. Its aroma is fairly intense tropical fruit aromas stand out, such as pineapples and mangos. On the palate it has lots of fruit good acidity, fresh young character, vivid and pleasant finish, good persistence.
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This wine is obtained from Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in San Pedro´s vineyards at the Central Valley.
Wine maker notes
The grapes are mechanically harvested during night with 20-22° brix, taking advantage of low temperatures, protecting their full virtues and avoiding oxidation of aromas. Harvest usually takes place during March, reaching a vineyard’s yield of 12 to 15 tons per hectare.
The grapes are processed immediately when they arrive to the cellar. The grapes macerate at low temperatures (10-12°C) for 4 to 6 hours and then, go to the pneumatic press where first and second must are separated, leaving the option of mixing them later in the final blend. The must is left for decantation at low temperatures (11°C) for 24 to 48 hours in stainless steel tanks. Clean must is separated and inoculated with selected yeast. The fermentation is carried out during 15 days in stainless steel tanks with controlled temperatures below 14°C in order to develop and preserve the citric aromas and fresh character of the variety, added to its fruit intensity. Prior to bottling, the wine is clarified with bentonite, cold stabilized and filtered with sterile plaques.
Founded in year 1865, Vina San Pedro is nowadays one of the largest and oldest exporters of Chilean wine and one of the most important wineries in the country.
San Pedro’s main vineyard, wine cellar and hundred-year-old underground cava cellar are located in Molina, in Curico Valley, 200 Km. south of Santiago. There, San Pedro has one of the largest stretches of vineyards in Latin America, with 1,200 hectares.
Parallelly, San Pedro has over 1,500 planted hectares in Central Valley and in the other main vine-growing valleys in Chile, such as Elqui, Casablanca, San Antonio-Leyda, Maipo, Cachapoal, Maule and Bio-Bio, always in the quest for new and better origins for its wines.
Vina San Pedro is part of the so-called VSPT Wine Group winemaking group, the third largest vitivinicultural group in Chile and the second largest exporter of Chilean wine.
Its portfolio includes the brands Cabo de Hornos, Kankana del Elqui, Tierras Moradas, 1865 Single Vineyard, 1865 Lmited Edition, Castillo de Molina, 35 South and GatoNegro, which enjoy vibrant success in the most competitive markets.