2020 Calyptra Vivendo Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

  • "Delicious Juiciness & Freshness" ~92 Descorchados
  • 90 Point Vintage ~Vinous Media
  • Sustainable & Organic Practices
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About the Wine

This is an outstanding Sauvignon Blanc from Chile. It's the kind of wine that you'll want to open any day of the week, (thanks to its awesome price), but also, the kind of wine you want to show and share with your savvy wine friends (thanks to its amazing quality). South American Magazine, Descorchados said it has a "delicious juiciness and freshness"and that it is "those whites that need to replace the pisco sour at aperitif time or to accompany a ceviche,"we agree!

Cachapoal is located northern half of the very well-known Rapel Valle, between Maipo and Colchagua. Over the years, this region became mistakenly overlooked by its more famous neighbors, but recently, this wine region has recently reawakened the interest of some of the most acclaimed wine critics in the world.

Decanter magazine said: At present, the marketplace is seeing Chilean wine undergo an exhilarating transition from good-value everyday wine to something more diverse and quality-orientated. In the same vein, Cachapoal is finally starting to shed its apathy and aiming to put its name up there with Chile’s best wine regions.”

This first-class wine region is home to Calyptra, a family-owned boutique winery founded by Dr. José Zarhi, a very successful plastic surgeon who purchased the 150-acre estate in 1989.

The 100-acre vineyard is placed on terraces between the pre-Andean range and the Cachapoal river, at nearly 1000 meters altitude. The vines thrive in calcareous and colluvial alluvial terraces. The vineyard is managed under sustainable and organic practices.

Calyptra's philosophy is simple: “To produce unique, authentic, honest wines that reflect the soil, the origin, and the dedication and passion.” They overachieve this mantra by delivering premium wines, that will enchant any wine lover or wine critic. Just to give you an idea of the excellent quality that this winery delivers, these wines have been featured on James Suckling’s “Top Chilean Wines” on several occasions.  

Aging: Stainless steel tanks for 6 months sur lie

Tasting Notes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Pale yellow with green hues. The nose reveals aromas of pears and green apples,  tropical fruit like pineapple and passionfruit, white floral notes, and a sweet hint of citrus fruit. In the mouth, this wine is very fresh and juicy with vibrant acidity.  The finish is long thanks to the time spent on its lees.  The palate opens with notes of fresh white and citrus fruit, along with herbaceous and white blossom notes and mineral aromas like chalk.


From 20-year-old vineyards on the heights of Coya, on the foothills of the Andes, this Sauvignon has delicious juiciness and freshness. The aromas are fruity and herbal, the acidity is tense, and the volume and taste of the fruit make you salivate. One of those whites that need to replace the pisco sour at aperitif time or to accompany a ceviche. ~92 Descorchados

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