Surely it’s total madness to grow vines in a desert, especially one that’s been likened to the landscape of the moon? But the soaring altitude and purity of the air in Elqui Valley is a heaven for winemakers – just try this zesty fresh Sauvignon.
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Refreshing, sunny citrus, ripe melon, cut grass and elderflower
Chile's Elqui Valley has to be seen to be believed. Way up in the Andes Mountains, this rocky landscape gets so much sunshine it’s rumoured even the llamas need sunglasses. But that’s just what makes it paradise for winemakers. Overlooked by those laid-back llamas, the Sauvignon grapes soak up every ounce of supercharged sunshine. Then at night, that dizzying altitude (some of the highest vineyards in the world) kicks in, cooling the grapes to pure perfection, and locking in that brisk Sauvignon freshness. Rivers of sunny citrus, ripe melon, zingy cut grass and elderflower lift from the glass. For the ultimate refreshment, sip it well chilled wearing shades. This Sauvignon is as full-on as the valley itself – and as cool as the llamas!
"Crisp and exhilarating, Grazing Sun captures the pure bright sunshine of Chile's Elqui Valley"
Leonardo Bassano Buyer for Chile
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