Crushed & Cured

Casa Marin, Sauvignon Blanc, Cipreses Vineyard, San Antonio Valley, Chile, 2022


 Notes of ocean breeze with elegant fragrances of slightly candied citrus, rhubarb and pink grapefruits and hints of green peppers in which the minerality is a highlight. On the palate it is saline and juicy at the same time with a clear and elegant acidity which continues together with the long finish of this wine. This is a great example of a seductive and fine wine that can be enjoyed for drinking now, or in a few more years.

Grapes are manually sorted by hand. The must is cold macerated for 24 hours then gently pressed for 3 hours. The juice is chilled down to 5 degrees and then racked off the lees. It ferments at 12-14°C with yeast for 3 weeks in stainless steel vats.

The vines are around 14 years old yielding 4 tons per ha. Chalk and granite soils and a coastal climate due the proximity to the ocean which is only 4 km away. Average temperatures of 15°C. In summer temperatures are not higher than 27°C. Morning fogs and frosts occur in spring and early summer. No rain falls during the growing season. Grapes are specially handpicked from 7 different small blocks according to their soil profile. They try to harvest when the berries are crunchy and not too ripe.

Country: Chile 

Region: San Antonio Valley

Vintage: 2022

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Casa Marin