Weichafe Sauvignon Blanc
Denomination of Origin
The Sauvignon Blanc Weichafe white wine is produced by Curauma Wines in the Casablanca Valley, specifically in the beautiful area of Las Dichas, Chile. The wine is made exclusively from Sauvignon Blanc grapes and has an alcohol content of 12.5%.
The process of crafting Sauvignon Blanc Weichafe white wine involves careful techniques to preserve the grape’s characteristics and achieve a high-quality product.
Harvesting is done at night to prevent grape oxidation due to daytime heat. Special care is taken in handling the fruit to ensure its arrival at the winery in perfect condition. Once there, it is pressed and placed in stainless steel tanks. Natural settling separates the sediments, yielding a clean must before fermentation.
Selected freeze-dried yeast is used to ferment the must at controlled temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees Celsius, preserving the reductive and varietal character of the grape. Throughout the process, the wine is protected from oxidation to maintain its sensory properties.
Subsequently, the wine is left in contact with its fine lees to gain volume in the mouth. It undergoes tartaric and protein stabilization before being filtered and prepared for bottling.
These careful techniques ensure the production of a high-quality Sauvignon Blanc wine with distinct sensory characteristics, meeting the highest standards of the wine industry.
The sensory description of Sauvignon Blanc Weichafe highlights its unique and distinctive organoleptic characteristics. The wine displays an intense and deep red color with violet hues, exhibiting a marked brilliance.
On the nose, intense aromas of red fruits such as raspberries, blackberries, and plums intertwine with tobacco, cedar, and rosemary notes. It offers a gentle smokiness and subtle hints of well-integrated wood.
The aromas perceived on the nose are echoed on the palate, with rounded and balanced tannins that lead to a long, persistent, fresh, and elegant finish.
With an elegant mouthfeel and powerful structure, the wine’s balanced acidity and slightly sweet tannins provide a generous volume on the palate.
Serving and Pairing
Recommendations: Sauvignon Blanc is a fresh and vibrant white wine, best served between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius.
Its balanced acidity, herbaceous notes, and citrus undertones make it an excellent accompaniment to seafood dishes such as oysters, ceviche, shrimp, and white fish.
It is also a good choice for salads, especially those with citrus ingredients or tropical fruits, as its flavors complement them harmoniously.
Due to its freshness and light character, Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect aperitif, particularly on hot days or to kick off an outdoor dinner.
In summary, Sauvignon Blanc is a versatile and refreshing wine that pairs well with a wide variety of dishes, making it an excellent choice for white wine enthusiasts.
The Sauvignon Blanc Weichafe wine has received several accolades from various specialized wine guides. In 2016, it received 93 points in the Descorchados Guide, followed by 90 points in the same guide in 2017. In 2018, it received 93 points in the Descorchados Guide, 91 points from James Suckling, 90 points from Tim Atkin, and 91 points from Alistair Cooper. In 2019, it received 90 points in the Descorchados Guide, and in 2020 it garnered 91 points in the Descorchados Guide and 93 points in the Vinau Guide. Finally, in 2022, the wine achieved 93 points in the Descorchados Guide. These recognitions showcase the wine’s prestige and recognition in the wine industry.
Weichafe – Origin of the Name
In Mapudungun, the language of the Mapuche people in central-southern Chile, “Weichafe” means “warrior”!
It is no coincidence that the small wine producers chose this name for their brand, as it perfectly reflects their fighting spirit and efforts to establish themselves in the competitive wine market. They are true wine warriors!
So, the next time you taste a Weichafe wine, remember that behind each bottle, there is a team of passionate warriors dedicated to bringing the best of their land to your glass. It is an honor to savor their hard work and dedication with every sip!