This Saturday we will be opening three exciting wines from Chile.
First up is a Sauvignon Gris from El Viejo del Valle (The Old Man of the Valley). It is rare to find Sauvignon Gris in Chile (and most other places to be honest)- the french plant some in the Loire Valley and call it Fie Gris. A very low yielding variety and one to explore. Over to our friends at winegeeks.com for more-
"Thought to be an older version of the Sauvignon Blanc varietal, though there is some conjecture as to which is the chicken and which is the egg. Sauvignon Gris has more of a pinkish hue to its skin (it is also known as Sauvignon Rosé) and has similar levels of acidity as that of Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Gris does produce fruit with higher sugar levels than its cousin, which contribute to greater aromatics and a more rich and round feel to the wines. At one point these wines were highly prized yet due to the rediculously low yields that the grape produces it almost became extinct."
We will also open two top wines from Montes- Pinot Noir Limited Selesction and Montes Alpha Chardonnay.