Laberinto 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
Maule Valley Chile
Wine Advocate 95 Rating
The amazing 2018 Cenizas de Laberinto Sauvignon Blanc has to be one of the finest vintages for this wine and one of the best Sauvignon Blancs ever produced in Chile. The vines are planted on volcanic soils on the Andes side of Maule, where the days are cool and the nights very cold. 2018 was a cooler year, with very low yields of small bunches, and all of that accentuates the acidity and sharp minerality of the wine, which has insane parameters—12.5% alcohol, a pH of 3.05 and nine grams of acidity! Of course, the wine didn't go through malolactic and was kept with the lees for six months. This has a style in the line of the 2011, 2013 and 2016—all cold years—but in a more complete style, keeping the freshness but giving it a broader palate. It has strong herbal aromas and flavors (nettle tea?) and sharp acidity, very sharp indeed, in a slightly wild style. This should age forever. 15,000 bottles were filled in November 2018.
Must be ordered.
Buy this one by the 12pk for $9.99 bottle