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Punta de Locos Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Valle Central, Chile

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 @ 06:00 PM (ET)

This Sauvignon Blanc is hardly as “loco” as its name suggests. It may be fun and flavorful, but it is also elegant and polished – much like The Shop Around the Corner. This evergreen romantic comedy is quintessential Ernst Lubitsch. Sophisticated, witty, and charming, it reflects all the best elements of “The Lubitsch Touch.” Filled with great performances, it stars James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.

THE WINE

If you’ve yet to explore the white wines of Chile (or are ready for another taste), Punta de Locos will be a thrilling example. Sauvignon Blanc is one of Chile’s star white grapes, and this vibrant exclusive positively overflows with mouthwatering grapefruit, lemon sherbet, and passion fruit flavors. Taking inspiration for its name from the nearby surfing beach of Punta de Lobos, Punta de Locos hails from the Valle Central and talented winemaker Victor Baeza. You’d be loco not to pair it with local seafood or Hispanic fare.

THE GRAPE

Taking off in popularity in the last 30 years, Sauvignon Blanc has traveled a long way from its spiritual home in France’s Loire Valley. Most notably, it’s taken on new life in Marlborough, New Zealand (where it’s famous for intensely concentrated, grassy/citrus flavors) and in California (where it develops vibrant, tropical-fruit notes). Though, as you’ll taste here, Sauvignon Blanc also thrives in Chile, where it develops juicy-fresh acidity and ripe, passion-fruit flavors.

THE REGION

VY_Chile_PerezCruzChile is a winemaking paradise, protected from the elements on all sides by a desert (to the north), mountains (to the east), the ocean (to the west), and Antarctica (to the south). Tucked inland, a short distance from the sea, lies one of Chile’s brightest, cool-climate stars – the Central Valley. Here, cool nights, warm days, and pristine soils produce some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc around.

WITH FOOD

latin_shrimpandavotostadasThis exhilarating Sauvignon Blanc will delight with seafood. Pair it with seared scallops, grilled shrimp, Chilean sea bass, and more. You could also enjoy it alongside traditional Hispanic dishes, from fish tacos to ceviche to chicken or veggie enchiladas. Other delicious options? Creamy goat cheese (Sauvignon Blanc’s classic match) or crisp summer salads.

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