Aylin Sauvignon Blanc
Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Denomination of Origin: Leyda, San Antonio Valley, Chile
Trellising system: Guyot
Vertical Shoot positioning: Drip
Soil: Clay loam with decomposed granite
Harvest date: End of March
Picking method: Hand
Transport: 450 kg bins
Fruit selection: Bunches before destemming
Pectoliticenzime: Novozymes FCH
Must sediment settling: Cold settling
Yeast: VL-3/ RMS2
Yeast nutrients: Go-Ferm, Superfood, FDA
Temperature of Fermentation: 15-16oC
Frenchoak: 20-21 days, 10% of batonnage
Stainless steel: 90% stirring lees after fermentation
Stabilization: Cold stabilization
Date of bottling: January 2016
Sealing: Screw cap
Total production: 700 cases
Alcohol: 14.2% by vol.
Residual Sugar: 1.48 g/l
Total acidity: 3.52 g/l (H2SO4)
Aylin comes from the Leyda area, in the San Antonio Valley, a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. Its cool climate and the influence of the sea breezes make this valley the birthplace of renowned New World Sauvignon Blancs.
"Clarity and transparency" is the meaning of its name in the native Mapuche language. That is exactly what was aimed for with this wine: a clear and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc, with a strong mineral character and an evident sense of origin.
Aylin is "ocean, freshness and sea waves". This wine is outgoing and unique, and can be drunk alone, but will shine when matched with a dish designed especially for it. Try pairing it with fresh shrimp and octopus ceviche, or any grilled white fish finished with lemon.
Pale yellow in color. The nose presents citric aromas with notes of tropical fruits. In the mouth flavors of white peaches appear. The acidity is smooth and balanced, with a medium intensity and a medium finish.
Sven Bruchfeld, February 2016