Wine of the Week: 2011 Montes Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc

When it's hot as heck outside, a refreshing wine is in order.


Normally, I'm not a big fan of wine on hot days because it tends to make me feel even thirstier. But if you're surrounded by air conditioned air and are looking for a refreshing vino, try 2011 Montes Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc.

The Montes website offered the following fact sheet on this white wine.


  • Clear, crispy and fruity with light yellow-green, transparent color
  • 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc
  • Unoaked in order to maintain the freshness and crispiness of the Sauvignon Blanc from Leyda Valley

"On the palate it is refreshingly crisp, sparkling, soft and sumptuous, showing great complexity, very fresh and crispy with a nice structure at mid-palate, showing tropical fruits, peaches, pineapples and citric accents," according to the Montes website. "A powerful coastal climate Sauvignon Blanc with an impressive overall freshness and elegant minerality and a long finish."

Technical Data

  • Denomination of Origin:  Leyda Valley
  • Vinification: Unoaked
  • Filtration: One earth filtering and one pad filtration
  • Yield:  6 Tons/Ha (2.4  tons per acre)
  • Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 100 percent
  • Cellaring Recommendations: Up to two years
  • Recommended serving Temperature: 10º to 12º Celsius (50 - 54º Fahrenheit)
  • Decanting: Not needed


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