2020 Sauvignon Blanc Reserva Privada, Aetos, Leyda Valley, Chile
The Sauvignon Blanc from Aetos' excellent Reserva Privada range is a very serious wine indeed. ALthough it has all the hallmarks of good Sauvignon; fresh acidity, slightly grassy notes and ripe tropical fruit, it also has a fantastic texture. There is a richness and mouthfilling quality that marks it out from other, sometimes slightly lean, Sauvignons. This is excellent and a favourite amongst the team here at Baythorne Wines.
2017 Sumpai Syrah, Kalfu, Leyda Valley, Chile
A deep violet red, medium volume in the mouth with crisp acidity and great freshness. The round, firm tannins underpin a gentle, elegant background of French oak in which spices intermingle with herbs.
Sumpai are mythological Mapuche beings, half human and half fish, that resemble mermaids and mermen. According to the legends, their mission is to care for rivers, lakes and oceans. Sumpai is Kalfu's single vineyard range.