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Kalfu, Sumpai Sauvignon Blanc


Tasting Notes: Visionary Alejandro Galaz is passionate about making “cool climate” wines – crystalline, elegant and clean, with a taut palate and moderate alcohol. To achieve his vision, he went all the way to the Atacama Desert – the driest place on earth – and produced one of the world’s first “extreme terroir” wines. With diurnal temperature variations of 70°, the vines have a near un-earthly long ripening. And WOW!!! Irrigated by subterranean spring water, the wine flexes tension and power, and has an intense salinity. With a piercingly clean finish, it intermingles notes of stone, citrus fruit and herbs.

Location Leyda Valley, Chile. Soil Limestone with alluvial rocks.
Estate Viña Ventisquero. Vine Training: Espalier w/ open canopy.
Density of plants: 2,800 vines/hectare.
Age: 7 years old.
Winemaker Alejandro Galaz. Vinification Cold soaking for 12 hours. Controlled fermenting. No maloactic fermentation. Lees stirring after 3 months.
Varietals 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Barrel None.
Residual Sugar 1.47 grams per liter. Maturation 4 months in the bottle.
Acidity 6.7 grams per liter. Vintage Production 583 cases.
Alcohol 12.5% by volume. Foot Fairing Oysters Rockefeller, marinated grilled shrimp, scallops, crab cakes, cerviche, fish and white meat.
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