Viña Leyda Single Vineyard 'Kadun' Sauvignon Gris 2013

£11.00

There is a certain dignity about this wine. We prefer to think of it more as a slightly older lady, who has led a charmed, intellectual life and has many...

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There is a certain dignity about this wine. We prefer to think of it more as a slightly older lady, who has led a charmed, intellectual life and has many stories tell. She wears an enchanting, gently spicy perfume and lives in a grand, tumbledown house, half way up a mountain, filled with exotic plants that fill the air with a ripe, tropical fragrance. She invites you to supper and serves up a platter of grilled octopus with a fresh salad. Perfect. Thank you, mystery lady.

The recently discovered Leyda Valley is located just 12km from the Pacific Ocean, making it a unique spot for viticulture. Its cool spring and summer, tempered by the maritime climate, make it an extraordinary area for the development of varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling.



Winemaker Viviana Navarrete joined as Viña Leyda’s Chief Winemaker in 2007. A high achiever in her year at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, she started working for Concha y Toro, doing her first her student practice, then for another four years as winemaker assistant for Ignacio Recabarren. At that time, she started to work closely with Leyda Valley wines, where she got involved with interesting new developments, specializing in the elaboration of premium white wines.



The Sauvignon Gris Single vineyard, Kadun, comes from the selection of two blocks in Leyda Valley from their own vineyard. These blocks undergo canopy management, which allowd air to circulate more freely, this avoiding Botritys (a normal problem in cool climates) and protecting the clusters from direct sun exposure.



The vinification techniques consists of making a cluster selection and then soft pressing whole clusters in a pneumatic press, separating the free-run juice for this Single Vineyard Kadun. The juice is then fermented 80% in stainless steel tank at around 13.5C, for 18 days. 20% of the wine ferments in 400 litre, used French oak barrels in order to enhance the structure of the palate.



Sauvignon Gris is an exotic and interesting variety, which Viña Leyda have been growing for 10 years. Expressive and exotic, this Sauvignon Gris shows the minerality of Leyda, together with tropical fruit and spices as white pepper and ginger. On the palate it has a round and creamy texture, juicy acidity with soft smokiness that adds wonderful complexity. It is great with more flavoursome seafood such as grilled Octopus.



Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

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Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.