BODEGA VOLCANES DE CHILE HAS THE BEST SAUVIGNON BLANC IN CHILE
Bodega Volcanes de Chile's Summit Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2012 has received historic accolades in one of the most important global wine competitions. The British competition Decanter World Wine Award (DWWA) awarded Bodega Volcanes the Regional Trophy, recognising it as the best Sauvignon Blanc from Chile under 15 Pounds Sterling.
The DWWA has been in existence for 10 years and is renowned and respected worldwide for its seriousness and direct influence on wine consumers. The 2013 competition involved the participation of 52 countries and 219 judges, including 75 Masters of Wine and 13 Master Sommeliers from around the world.
For Stefano Rossi, Export Director for the winery, this achievement "recognizes a great project, only recently launched, which is very Chilean and true to what wanted to express through our wines. Chile hosts the longest chain of volcanoes in the world; over 2900 volcanoes along the 4500 km of the Andes mountains, which unavoidably translates into terroir of volcanic origin, whose style is reflected in our wines.”
Winemaker María del Pilar Diaz comments “We are delighted by this acknowledgement of the work, efforts, and commitment of a great team, consisting of our management, marketing, geological, agricultural and winemaking areas. This team took on and believed in this challenge, which began in 2009. Technically this award represents an excellent note or seal of approval, confirming the interesting contribution of the Leyda soils on the quality of the grapes for Bodega Volcanes. It also reflects our management in the field and in the winery resulting in this very unusual Sauvignon Blanc. This takes us one step further in consolidating the Bodega Volcanes wines and shows us that we are headed in the right direction. This gives us the energy and strength to keep on growing and improving."
Summit Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2012 comes from the gentle hills of "Lomas de Leyda", an estate with soils formed from intrusive igneous rocks resulting from long-ago volcanic activity. The soils are thin clay loam, followed by a subsoil of decomposed granite origin, which contributes a great variety of minerals. It also has a significant coastal influence, as it is just 14 km from the Pacific Ocean.
Bodega Volcanes de Chile is owned by Grupo Vinos del Pacífico (GVP), was founded only 4 years ago, and its winemaking efforts are led by head winemaker María del Pilar Díaz.