Escudo Rojo Sauvignon Blanc Reserva
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This wine comes from the Valle de Casablanca, situated near the Pacific Coast 80 km north west of Santiago. The ocean influence is very strong, helping to regulate the temperature. It is ideal country for white wine grape varieties, especially Sauvignon Blanc.
- Baron Philippe de Rothschild Maipo Chile’s winemakers have chosen the Valle de Casablanca vineyards for their mild climate, which allows the grapes to ripen slowly, and for their soil: silty sand, which favors the refinement and freshness of the fruit, and granitic soil closer to the coastal mountains, which brings elegance. The wines are fresh and mineral, while keeping a certain power and a remarkable balance between alcohol and acidity.
Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Elaboration: The grapes are hand-picked so as to preserve all their freshness and aromatic potential. Everything is done to preserve the fruit and freshness of the Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from maceration on the skins to cold pressing and alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures. To keep all the wine’s freshness and refinement, it is matured in vats for 6 to 8 months before bottling. 100% stainless steel vats with regular stirring of the lees.
Tasting Notes: The nose opens on powerful citrus fruit aromas, followed on airing by delicate notes of white blossom and tropical fruit. The refined and fresh attack reveals subtle notes of white blossom and guava, leading into an intense and dense midpalate marked by an explosion of citrus fruit flavors recalling the aromas found on the nose. White blossom flavors return on the elegantly mineral finish.
2018 – 91 James Suckling
2019 – 90 James Suckling | 91 Decanter
2020 – 91 Decanter
2021 – 91 James Suckling
Located at Buin-Maipo, 45 kilometers south of Santiago in the famous Maipo Valley, the Baron Philippe de Rothschild Maipo Chile bodega stands in its own 63-hectare (156-acre) vineyard. The wines are made, matured, bottled and packaged at the estate under the supervision of a French winemaker and under the control of an in-house laboratory. For each of its wines, the winery selects the best parcels in Chile’s most highly reputed valleys in order to make wines which consistently combine refinement and character. Regular sources of supply and constant quality are also guaranteed by long-term contracts with partner winegrowers, especially further south, in the Rapel Valley. A rigorous parcel selection procedure has been created, with each parcel being tested for three years in order to ensure that the grapes are of sufficiently high quality to be used to make Escudo Rojo.