Odfjell, Armador Sauvignon Blanc, San Antonio Valley, Chile, 2021
One of the best boutique organic wineries in Chile, Odfjell Vineyards are committed to producing wines with elegance and poise, from their vineyards in the Maipo, Lontué and Maule valleys.
As one of the founding members of Chilean Organic Winegrowers, Odfjell’s certified organic, biodynamic and sustainable portfolio consists of superlative old vine Carignan, in addition to more traditional varieties and blends. Cover crops and beehives amongst the vineyards aid biodiversity, whilst small Fjord horses work the land. Established by Norwegian, Dan Odfjell, with winemaking now in the very capable hands of Francisca Palacios (who takes over from Arnaud Hereu after 25 years at the winery). The two worked together on vintages since 2019, and with Francisca’s meticulous approach, work with native yeasts and deft touch, the wines of Odfjell will no doubt continue to grow in terms of quality and reputation over the coming years.
All of the grapes for this wine come from the San Anonio Valley, which sits at 190m above sea level and 15 km from the Pacifc Ocean. Influenced by the coastal breezes, the valley’s climate is cold, with moderate rainfall and high humidity. The soils have a sandy-loam texture with a presence of quartz in the profile.
The grapes were hand picked, destemmed, pressed, and deposited into stainless steel tanks for alcoholic fermentation at low temperatures over the course of approximately 15 days.
No oak ageing
Intense fresh and mineral nose, with green and citrus notes. The palate is fresh with intense and persistent acidity. The cool climate of San Antonio ensures a crisp and fresh style of Sauvignon Blanc with pronounced aromatics.
Calamari with aoili, beetroot & avocado nori rolls with wasabi dipping sauce. Fresh salmon carpaccio.
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
12 x 75cl
2018 Maule, Chile
Tim Atkin Chile 2022 Special Report 93 Points