Full Review

Chono

Chono
2017 Single Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Leyda Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Chono
2017 Single Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Leyda Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of nectarine, wisteria, and struck match with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, brisk finish with accents of underripe mango, coriander, and jalapeño with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A spicy, food-friendly wine for ceviche.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: nectarine, wisteria, and struck match
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of underripe mango, coriander, and jalapeño
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ceviche, Tuna Poke, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy, food-friendly wine for ceviche.

The Producer

Viña Sutil

The Producer
Region Metropolitana 7500000
Santiago,
Chile
56 -226579990

Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.