The Prisma Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is an estate grown, the estate has several vineyards, but the Prisma was sourced from 2 of its vineyards, in the Casablanca Valley in coastal Chile. The Casablanca Valley (everyone thinks of Humphrey Bogart when the hear Casablanca, but it translates to “White House“) is situated near the equator, which under normal circumstance would render it too hot to grow grapes, but the influence of the Pacific Ocean has such an effect that the area is a cool climate growing zone that specializes in Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. This Sauvignon Blanc is sustainable grown and fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, this is a wine that is intended to be enjoyed young, so no cellaring is needed. The alcohol content is 13%.
The color is a pale gold with a touch of silver. The nose is huge and bright, melon, tropical fruit, pear, peach, apple and flowers. The Prisma is a smooth, delicate, balanced wine with a pleasing mouth-feel. It tastes of stone fruit, ripe apple, pear and grapefruit. The mid-palate adds peaches in cream and mild spice. The acidity is well-balanced, pair it with food or sip it on its own. The finish is full and long.
The Prisma Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is a very tasty wine, it splits the difference between New Zealand Sauv Blanc and the Sauvignon Blanc from the west coast of the US. It should be available at around $12, which is a nice price for an estate wine, most Sauv Blanc’s in the price range are brand wines or sourced from a larger area. Chile is a great source for honest wines at a reasonable price.