Casa Marin Sauvignon Blanc Cipreses Vineyard 2022

Casa Marin Sauvignon Blanc Cipreses Vineyard 2022

 

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Casa Marin
Sauvignon Blanc Cipreses Vineyard 2022
  • Vintage : 2022
  • Country : Chile
  • Region : San Antonio
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style : Crisp Dry White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Notes of ocean breeze with elegant fragrances of slightly candied citrus, rhubarb and pink grapefruits and hints of green peppers, in which the minerality is a highlight. On the palate it is saline and juicy at the same time with a clear and elegant acidity which continues together with the long finish of this wine. This is a great example of a seductive and fine wine that can be enjoyed for drinking now, or in a few more years.

Experts Score Vintage
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 94 2022
RP Robert Parker 95 2021
W&S Wines & Spirits 95 2015
JS James Suckling 93 2015
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Viticulture

The vines are around 14 years old yielding 4 tons per ha. Chalk and granite soils and a coastal climate due the proximity to the ocean which is only 4 km away. Average temperatures of 15°C. In summer temperatures are not higher than 27°C. Morning fogs and frosts occur in spring and early summer. No rain falls during the growing season. Grapes are specially handpicked from 7 different small blocks according to their soil profile. They try to harvest when the berries are crunchy and not too ripe.

Winemaking

Grapes are manually sorted by hand, leaving behind unwanted green materials. The must is cold macerated for 24 hours then gently pressed for 3 hours. The juice is chilled down to 5 degrees and then racked off the lees. It ferments at 12-14°C with yeast for 3 weeks in stainless steel vats. No acid corrections

Tasting Note

Notes of ocean breeze with elegant fragrances of slightly candied citrus, rhubarb and pink grapefruits and hints of green peppers, in which the minerality is a highlight. On the palate it is saline and juicy at the same time with a clear and elegant acidity which continues together with the long finish of this wine. This is a great example of a seductive and fine wine that can be enjoyed for drinking now, or in a few more years.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 94 Points (2022)
The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc from Lo Abarca, San Antonio, hails from Los Cipreses Vineyards, planted in granite soils over a layer of calcium carbonate. Yellow in the glass with a steely sheen. The intense, complex nose features notes of yellow pepper, rue, hints of grass and lime, followed by seaside aromas. Concentrated and fatty in the mouth, the taut, chalky palate achieve a tense balance quite unique in Chile. - Joaquin Hidalgo

Robert Parker (RP) : 95 Points (2021)
The expressive, aromatic and intensely varietal 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Cipreses Vineyard comes from vines at four kilometers from the sea and has a strong sea influence, and the cool climate (in a cool year) gives the wine a salty twist. This fermented and matured with lees for a short while in stainless steel and was bottled early without adding acidity or being clarified. Yet the wine is clean and bright, pungent, with strong herbal notes. It has good ripeness, 13.5% alcohol and balancing acidity (7.88 grams). It reveals a refreshing palate, finishing dry and long. 25,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2021.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 95 Points (2015)
Maria Luz Marin and her son Felipe specialize in sauvignon blanc at their family estate in the remote coastal village of Lo Abarca. Cipreses is a steep hillside of granite and limestone facing directly west, exposed to the winds off the Pacific less than three miles away. The wine is infused with oceanic flavors, the saltiness of the air and the spiky green-herb scents of the surrounding coastal scrub. But mostly, there’s fruit: bold tropical lime and cherimoya layered in ripeness and textural complexity. Pour it with roasted razor clams, or bring a bottle to the beach, for lobsters roasted with corn and potatoes in a sand pit this summer.

James Suckling (JS) : 93 Points (2015)
This is a sauvignon blanc with weight and character with loads of gunpowder and flint undertones. Full body, velvety texture and a long and flavorful finish. Love the mouthfeel to this.

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