2018 Kalfu Sumpai Sauvignon Blanc

Atacama Desert Chile

Light

£22.00 now, and £22.00 on the 15th of each month

An extraordinary wine made where the red-hot Atacama Desert meets the cool Pacific ocean

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First payment: 15th February 2023

SKU: KALFU SAUVIGNON BLANC Categories: ,

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    Taste of the cool ocean

    Grape Variety

    Sauvignon Blanc

    Sweetness

    Dry

    Alcohol

    12.5%

    Winemaking

    Vegan, Vegetarian

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    Flavour Characteristics

    Crushed Stones Crushed Stones

    Gooseberry Gooseberry

    Grapefruit Grapefruit

    Herbs Herbs

    Saline Saline

    Chile has 2,700 miles of coastline along the Pacific Ocean and produces wines that are pure, fruity and herbaceous.  Kalfu wines all about this cool coastline.  Kalfu means “Blue” in Mapudungun, the language of the aboriginal Mapuche people of the region and Sumpai are mythological Mapuche beings, half-human and half fish.  According to legends, their mission is to care for rivers, lakes and oceans.  Nobody has ever seen them!

    The Kalfu Sumpai Sauvignon Blanc is a wine of its place.  It is produced in a vineyard in the Huasco Valley, situated in the world’s driest desert, the Atacama, just 24 km from the Pacific Ocean. A vineyard influenced by saline soils, cool coastal breezes, cool nights and long, desert summers.  This wine is transparent and pale green in colour. Notable for its minerality with soft notes of green chilli pepper and herbs. A light fresh structure and crisp acidity. A clean finish with intense salinity.

    How to serve it

    Lightly Chilled

    Pairs well with

    Chicken or fish with herb sauces.  Feta cheese.  Thai and Vietnamese cuisine.

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