Quasar Wines Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Fruity and refreshing, with lots of citric fruits and apple flavors mingling with herbal notes. Balanced and crispy palate, with good acidity and a flavorful aftertaste. A delicious match for grilled tuna, salmon, oysters, chicken, lamb, or pasta. This Selection Sauvignon Blanc is round and smooth; the perfect complement for every occasion.
Produced and bottled by Vinedos La Estancia, a vineyard owned by Vina Echeverria, Quasar Wines is a separate label of theirs. Active in Chilean agriculture, grape growing, and winemaking since 1740, the Echeverria family established their current vineyards and winery in 1923 in the outskirts of Molina, a town in the Curico Valley - the wine heartland of Chile. Here, they grow grapes from French pre-philloxera rootstocks on over 190 acres of vineyards. Originally established to produce bulk wines in 1990, the winery was converted to produce quality wines for export. In the following years, Echeverria was one of the few boutique wineries to emerge from Chile and the first family winery from Chile to sell wine to Harrods in London. The reasoning behind the name for Quasar Wines is explained on the front of their wines, through a description on quasars. Quasars are celestial objects that emit more energy than hundreds of galaxies and are a trillion times brighter than the Sun. Because they are so bright, they drown out the light from all the other stars, just as Quasar Wines does.