May 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 10

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WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECT ION
Paul
&Ed ‘s
Rating:
NOSE
PALATE
CELLAR
PAIRING
COLOR
FINISH
Chile may be known for Cabernet Sau-
vignon and Merlot, but the Sauvignon
Blancs have been knocking us out! This
one is no exception.
Calcu means “magician” in Mapuche and
it certainly fits as this wine is nothing less
than magical. That may be because there
is very little Sauvignon Blanc planted in
Chile and they feel the need to compete
with the big red boys. On the other hand,
maybe not, since the Sauvignon Blancs
we’ve had from here have been nothing
short of spectacular.
Grapes have been grown here since the
16th Century when the Spanish priests
brought them over as part of their settle-
ment of the New World. Since then, the
perfect climate and soil have drawn some
of the most renowned families to plant
here - such as Rothschild, Torres, and
Mondavi. Obviously, the potential wasn’t
lost on them.
Chile is the long, very narrow country on
the Western border of South America. It
shares the wealth of the Andes Mountain
Range with Argentina where the abun-
dant water supply makes up for the very
little rainfall.
Our selection is everything we could ex-
pect, from the fresh green apple and
hints of pear and pineapple, to the citrus
and guava flavors that abound, itdelivers
at all levels.
As Chile gets more experienced and ad-
vanced in their pursuit of great wines, the
wines just keep getting better.
ITEM #:
V0517W2IC
Retail Price: $19.99each
Member Price $16 . 98 /each
Reorder Price $11.99/each
CALCU
Sauvignon Blanc, 2016
Fresh Apple, Pear
Pear, Citrus, Herbs
One Year
Seafood, Vegetarian
Very Pale
Bright, Crisp
Region: Colchagua Andes, Chile • Alcohol:
13%
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