Terrunyo is a range of wines made by the well-established Chilean producer Concha y Toro. Terroir is the focus of this range. Specific vineyard blocks in prime locations for each grape variety have been identified and are the source of grapes for these wines. The range includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère and Syrah in addition to Sauvignon Blanc. This Sauvignon Blanc, which we received as a tasting sample, is our first taste of the Terrunyo range.
The Los Boldos Vineyard is located in Chile’s Casablanca Valley. Block 5 is the prime section of Los Boldos Vineyard that is the source of Sauvignon Blanc for this wine. From Concha y Toro a description of the Casablanca Valley and the production of their Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc:
The climate is coastal Mediterranean; cool sea breezes, early morning fog and wind, all contribute to more intense varietal flavors and aromas. Grapes are hand-harvested throughout March, depending on the ripeness level of each bunch of grapes. The wine spends nine months in stainless steel.
2016 Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc | Block 5 — pale yellow in the glass with generous aromas of lime zest, green hay and goosberries. Bold flavors of dried grass, jalapeño peppers (minus the heat) and hints of green melon. Zesty citrus flavors underpin the complex flavor profile for a tart, very long finish. 13% abv. SRP $26
If you are a fan of Sauvignon Blanc with loads of flavor and notable tartness this wine will make your day. Pair it with avocado toast, herbed goat cheese or burrata and proscuitto crostini.