About This Wine
Could Chile’s Curico Valley one day rival the great growing areas of California on the global wine stage?
Many think so, and wines like the 2016 Las Prisas Sauvignon Blanc back up their opinion. The Curico Valley is situated between the massive Andes and the rolling Pacific coastal ranges, south of Chile’s capital city of Santiago.
Although winemaking has been a valley tradition for hundreds of years, Curico’s modern history as a major New World wine-producing region began in 1979. That’s when acclaimed Spanish winemaker Miguel Torres established the country’s first major winery using modern stainless steel tanks for aging many of the wines. That was the spark, and it led to a flurry of foreign investment and plantings.
The Las Prisas Sauvignon Blanc is a product of that investment, and winemaker Matias Lecaros has crafted a wine that is silky on the palate with a long, refreshing finish.
About Sauvignon Blanc
Notable "grassy" aroma, often with notes of apple and citrus fruits. High acidity. Can amaze as a late harvest wine, with rich and complex flavors.
- Grape Composition:Sauvignon Blanc
- Grape Source:Curico Growing Area of Chile’s Valle Central
- Aromas & Flavors:Peach, Nectarine, Bell Pepper, White Flowers, Apple and a Hint of Fennel
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2019
- Food Pairing Suggestion:scallops with garlic/parsley/butter sauce, or lemon-herb chicken.
30 recipes match for this wine.
Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
Citrus Roasted Chicken With Basil Cream Sauvignon Blanc is among the most flavorful and refreshing wines on Earth. But the characteristics that make it unique -- its relatively high acid level, its &quot;grassy&quot; impression in the nose, its mild herbal flavors in the mouth -- also render it a real challenge to pair with food. But we've found a recipe that works beautifully, primarily because... Get The Recipe
Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
Easy To Make Guacamole There is no better &amp;quot;appetizer&amp;quot; for a summertime backyard barbecue than chips and guacamole. Try this version with a well-chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc, dry sparkling wine - and don't be surprised if you have to go back and make more. Get The Recipe
Papaya Pear Mango Salsa Normally, we provide Vinesse members with complete recipes for wine-friendly fare. This month, however, we thought we'd share a pair of &amp;quot;topping&amp;quot; recipes that will bring any number of main course selections to life. We begin with this salsa recipe from our friends at Sonoma County's Kenwood Vineyards. Try it over sea bass, halibut, salmon for a palate-awakening change of pace, and enjoy it with Sauvignon Blanc, White Bordeaux, almost any white blend. Get The RecipeScallop Stir Fry It recently was reported that President Barack Obama is a big fan of scallops -- those velvety, succulent treats from the sea. But scallops may not be the first thing you think of when you get the urge to take a wok on the wild side. We predict that will change once you've tried this recipe. It makes 4 servings, and matches beautifully with... Get The Recipe