Wine of the Week – Leyda Sauvignon La Garuma 2013 – Now €11.99 by Suzi Redmond
Leyda Sauvignon Blanc Garuma 2013 – €16.99 Now €11.99
Coming from one of Chiles best winemakers (Viviana was named one of the Top 10 winemakers by decanter 2013) This sauvignon blanc has plenty of character, coming from two plots in the cool climate region of Leyda and these particular vineyards have a granite based soil. It is also Vivianas favourite grape and this particular one is her wine of choice right now.
On the nose this wine has a lovely creamy minerality singing out of it along with herbal and citrus aromas. It truly has a beautiful nose.
This wine has a wonderful crispness with the creamy minerality coming through on the mid-palate. It also has a lovely texture with a herbaceous touch and a light salty undertone.
La Garuma is an elegant sauvignon blanc which can be enjoyed now or according to Viviana keep it for up to 5yrs.
This wine will pair really well with fish/shellfish or on its own.
Available from O’Briens Wines.