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Santa Rita
120 Sauvignon Blanc
CountryChile
RegionCasablanca
Grape Varieties98% Sauvignon Blanc & 2% Semillon
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Technical sheet
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87 Points
International Wine Cellar
DescriptionSanta Rita's internationally popular, best-selling 120 Series of varietal wines recalls the heroes of a pivotal event in Chile's successful 19th century struggle to overthrow Spanish rule: in the early 1800's, Doña Paula Jaraquemada, then-proprietor of the Santa Rita manor house and estate near Santiago, famously gave refuge to 120 Chilean patriots in the cellars of her property. When a brigade of Spanish soldiers arrived at the expansive one-story ranch house in search of the rebels, the feisty matriarch stated she would rather see the Spanish burn the property to the ground with her inside then let them step foot into her family home. Thus, it was that band of 120 men who lived on to fight another day, and the dwelling, now site of Santa Rita's highly acclaimed Doña Paula Restaurant, occupies a unique place in Chilean national history.
VinificationGrapes are harvested manually, de-stemmed and crushed and then pressed at 10°C. Musts are decanted for 36 to 48 hours and later fermented at 13-15°C.
ColorPale straw.
NoseAromas reminiscent of citrus blossoms and peaches, rounded out by appealing herbaceous notes.
PalateNuances of citrus fruit and white peach, supported by a zesty acidity and smooth texture that lingers on the palate.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.12RS: 1.5 g/LTA: 6.33 g/L
Bottle size
187 ml, 750 ml
Serving SuggestionsExcellent as an aperitif or with seafood, cold appetizers and hors d'oeuvres.