Manutara Sauvignon Blanc

Chile

 

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Intense aromas of lime, grapefruit and fresh ginger dominate the nose with a hint of zesty saltiness. The mouth has bright fruity flavours of limes and grapefruit, backed up by a tight mineral backbone and a wonderfully refreshing finish.
With the arrival of the spring each year, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) would hold a ritual in which the chosen from every tribe had to compete to be the first to find the egg of the sacred bird, Manutara. They gathered in the ceremonial village located on the heights of the great volcano Orongo, where they had to jump into the sea and swim to an islet in front of the volcano, where the Manutara nested. Once the egg was found, it had to be brought back to the volcano's summit. The winner was declared Bird-Man, becoming leader and a divinity of the island.
Men, who were chosen as sentinels, stood in special caves high on the cliffs. These caves were called haka-rongo-manu, meaning, "Where you can hear the birds". Here, the sentinels awaited the arrival of the Manutara. The waiting (Espera) sometimes could take several weeks, demonstrating the passion, perseverance and commitment of the men.

 

Harvested from 20 year old vines, within specially selected areas of the cooler, western-most reaches of the Maule Valley vineyards, this wine has been lovingly cared for to ensure best possible quality.

Country: Chile
ABV: 13%
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Volume: 75cl
Vintage: 2014

 

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