VINEDOS HERRERA ALVARADO LA ZARANDA SAUVIGNON BLANC

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7478
$29.99
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Type
WHITE
Varietal
SAUVIGNON BLANC
Country
CHILE
Region
VALLE MARGA MARGA
Sub-region
CENTRAL VALLEY
Vintage
2018
Bottle Size
750ML
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  • For Carolina Alvarado and Arturo Herrera, wine is the connection between nature and people. Founded in 2003, Herrera-Alvarado is considered the founder of the now-budding natural wine movement in Chile. Local peasant farmers, or Huasos, have always made wine for home consumption without any additives. After studying agriculture, Carolina and Arturo because very taken with these types of living wines and decided to devote themselves to making wine in this style. Winemaking in the Marga Marga valley, where their cellar is located, dates back to the 14th century. Through word of mouth, Carolina and Arturo learned from the many wine characters in the valley how to make wine in that old style. Perhaps the most unique part of traditional winemaking that they have adapted into their cellar is the use of cow leather for fermentation. Carolina and Arturo built their cellar themselves in the adobe style out of clay from their own vineyards. There is no electricity; everything is done by hand.

    Own-rooted Sauvignon Blanc grown on clay at 320 meters in the Casa Blanca Valley & Marga Marga Valley. Destemmed by hand with a Zaranda, the local name for a destemmer. 2 days skin-contact. Fermented and \raised on the lees in old concrete tanks for 17 months. No added S02. *-5*////+=;