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Outer Limits Zapallar Sauvignon Blanc / 2023 / 75cl

Outer Limits Zapallar Sauvignon Blanc / 2023 / 75cl

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Aurelio Montes is recognised as one of the pioneers of Chile’s quality revolution. His ability to identify potential in previously unknown sites, has led to the creation of appellations which now produce some of Chile’s finest wines. The Colchagua Valley is a perfect example of this. Aurelio first came to the area in his 20s and became fascinated by the then-barren landscape of Apalta, where Montes are based today. Apalta translates to ‘poor soils’, referencing the area's alluvial soils comprised predominantly of sandy loam and clay, as well as granite on the steep hillsides. Though a difficult environment for traditional agriculture, Aurelio sensed its potential for high-quality grape growing. Starting in these vineyards, he applied a rigorous, quality-focused approach to farming, resulting in low yields and perfectly ripe fruit.

The Outer Limits series is defined by exploration and innovation. Aurelio Montes wanted to push Chilean viticulture further in the premium direction by finding sites that hadn’t previously been planted. The 45-hectare Zapallar vineyard in the Aconcagua Valley was Montes’ first venture into the ‘outer limits’. It is seven kilometres from the sea, so cool nights and foggy mornings ensure a long growing season, making it ideal for Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Syrah.

This wine is a bright straw yellow in colour. The nose shows varied aromas with notes of fresh grapefruit, passionfruit and white guava, as well as fresh green chilli and tomato leaves. The aromas translate on the palate and are accompanied by a fresh crunchiness and elegant body.

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