Prisma Sauvignon Blanc 2020
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The Prisma wines are made by Ricardo Baettig with estate fruit from the Lo Ovalle subregion of the Casablanca Valley. This coastal microclimate benefits from fog, large diurnal shifts in temperature, and its clay and granitic soil. Both the vineyard and the winery are certified sustainable. The Sauvignon Blanc comes from two different vineyards and is fermented and aged in stainless steel. The Pinot Noir is from 3 different clones that come from multiple blocks with different orientations from a single hillside vineyard. We believe that the Prisma bottlings offer great value and classic typicity.
A region that has become synonymous with some of the best whites of Chile, the Casablanca Valley is full of dozens of bodegas who either grow fruit here or come from outside to source from local growers for their own white wine programs. The valley runs from east to west, which means that its westernmost vineyards receive the most cooling influence from the reliable afternoon sea breezes. The soils also tend to be heavier in clay in the west, whereas the eastern end of the valley is warmer and its soils are predominantly granitic. Sauvignon blanc thrives here, Chardonnay does well and Pinot noir is not uncommon.
Capable of a vast array of styles, Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. Though it can vary depending on where it is grown, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. This variety is of French provenance. Somm Secret—Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.