UC Davis Clone 1 was the first clone of sauvignon blanc that came to Chile in the early 1990s. Widely planted in Casablanca, it typically offers wines with great body and tense acidity, especially when coming from the cooler areas of the valley. Planted close to the Pacific at Las Dichas, it allows winemaker Ignacio Recabarren to craft a white defined by electric tension, along with mineral and citrus notes. In a cool harvest like 2016, this offers tart white fruit and a deliciously spicy note towards the end. A classic.
Excelsior Wine & Spirits, Old Brookville, NY
Posted: June, 2017
Date posted: August 28, 2017