Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2019 scored 93 points in the October issue of US magazine Wine & Spirits, a historic result that positions the wine as the best Chilean
Sauvignon Blanc from the 2019 vintage.
Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Sauvignon Blanc comes from the Ucúqer vineyard, located 14 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean, in a ravine near the mouth of the Rapel River – where cool sea breezes and Lake Rapel cool the vines allowing them to produce fresh wines, with great complexity, lime aromas and great minerality.
“I wanted to style it as a fresh Sauvignon Blanc, that is easy to drink, paying special attention to give it a balanced acidity. On the nose it expresses minerality, with notes of citrus, lime and grapefruit. On the palate it is fresh, long and intense,” says winemaker Max Weinlaub.
From a vineyard on the left bank of the Rapel River, nine miles from the Pacific, this fresh, briny Sauvignon has a strong coastal influence. The fruit has a persimmon-like note and enough weight to oset the acidity. Try it with sushi rolls to enhance the wine’s typical aromas.” . –J.G.
We comply with the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and legal responsibility to balance benefit and purpose.
We adopt an Impact Business Model, creating beneficial links between business, community, and environment.
The Gran Reserva vineyards are an important part of the project to conserve native forest areas and protect local biodiversity. Our native forests have the ability to retain rainwater and control the kind of climate change that results from water shortages.
We take care of 1,432 hectares of protected forests and, on average per vineyard, a total of 105 species of fauna and 48 species of registered flora.
Our effort to preserve nature begins with responsible water consumption. 99% of the water we use comes from surface and subterranean sources.
Our vineyards are drip irrigated, which translates to a 90% efficiency on water consumption, and over the past 3 years, we’ve reduced our water footprint by 10%.
All of our winemaking processes require the use of energy. Our choice to invest in clean, renewable energy reflects our desire to co-create a sustainable planet for the future.
100% of the electricity used to make the wines in the Gran Reserva collection come from renewable sources, including solar energy.
Concha y Toro has been certified under the Wines of Chile Sustainability Code since 2012, which means that our vineyards are officially recognized as sustainable vineyards.
The wines in our Gran Reserva collection are crafted entirely from estate-owned grapes in sustainably managed vineyards.