Tabali Talinay Sauvignon Blanc Coastal Limestone Vineyard 2013
Tabali Talinay Sauvignon Blanc Coastal Limestone Vineyard 2012
Limari Valley, Chile
Situated in one of the northernmost vineyard regions in Chile, approaching the edge of the Atacama Desert, Tabalí commands a unique location in the heart of the Limarí Valley. The local ‘Camanchaca’ fog blankets the Limarí area each morning and afternoon coastal breezes bring cool air which moderates the ripening of the grapes. The result is a range of truly distinctive wines with elegance, restraint and minerality. The dynamic young team lead by Felipe Muller (winemaker) and Hector Rojas (viticulturalist) have already scooped a cabinet full of the wine world’s most prestigious trophies.
This displaced the Pouilly Fumé from our list, and justifiably so! Wonderful flinty, smoky, green apple and gooseberry flavours with racy mineral acidity and great length. A serious Sauvignon Blanc that cries out for food.