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Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2012
D.O.: Elqui Valley, Chile
Winemaker: Mattia Filippi
Winery: Viña Mayu Ltda.

Color: Light yellow with green tints
Nose: Clean grassy aromas with fresh grapefruit and elderflower character
Palate: Dry, with striking varietal characteristics. Very zesty, with intense citrus fruit acidity, well balanced with the weight of the fruit
Finish: Excellent length
Food match: Seafood, grilled fish and fowl, pasta. Also perfect as a refreshing aperitif

Piggy Bank Sauvignon Blanc comes from the most northerly vineyards in Chile, some 320 miles north of Santiago at a latitude of 30o south. The Elqui Valley is blessed with a perfect climate, enjoying more than 300 days of sunshine a year and, although the average rainfall is low, the snow melt and glaciers in the Andes ensure there is enough water to sustain the vines. The grapes for this wine are grown on 11 year old vines in the Quebrada de Talca vineyards, which are planted at high altitudes - from 1,300 to 6,500 feet. Harvest was by hand in cool, foggy March morning conditions. The grapes were selected, de-stemmed and then cold macerated for 12 hours. They were then softly pressed and the juice fermented at low temperatures (14 - 16o C) in stainless steel tanks. Left in contact with the lees for 4 months for added complexity.

pH: 3.2
RS: 2.9g/l
TA: 6g/1
ALC: 13.%
Malolactic: No

12 x 750 ml per case
75 cases per pallet (5 layers of 15)
Bottle UPC: 8858828001712
Case UPC: 5060108903028

Mattia is a remarkable young talent, protégé of globetrotting winemaking guru Giorgio Flessati. He is expert in capturing the essence of varietals and getting the very best out of vineyards as diverse as Chile’s Elqui Valley, Sicily and Trentino. He grew up in a small winemaking town called Faedo (Trentino, Italy) where there is a winery for every 100 inhabitants. No surprise, therefore, when Mattia chose to learn his craft at the prestigious Michele all’Adige College followed by a degree in Oenology from Udine.

For every bottle of Piggy Bank wine sold, we donate 25 cents to charity. When we have sold enough bottles to fill our Piggy Bank, we will distribute the cash proportionately among several charities according to consumer votes.

Piggy Bank Sauvignon Blanc
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