Casas del Bosque is located 70 km from Santiago, the capital of Chile, and 30 km from the port of Valparaíso, (UNESCO World Heritage Site). In 1993 the Italian descendants Cúneo family established the winery in the Casablanca Valley, one of the coolest spots in the area. The large and old pines and olive trees, and small white houses of adobe, defined the name of "Casas del Bosque”.
Today Casas del Bosque is one of the most important wineries in Casablanca. It has gained great prestige over the years, and in 2010 it became the Best Vineyard to Visit in Chile according to The Winery Guide, Brasil. The Canadian magazine Wine Access chose restaurant Tanino as one of the best gastronomy. In 2013 and 2014, the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) chose the winery as the “Chilean Wine Producer of the Year”.
La Cantera was born with the 2019 vintage, when it became part of the Botanic Series family. It is a Sauvignon Blanc the represents the top aromatic expression of Casablanca as visualized by New Zealander consultant, Sam Harrop MW.
The grapes come from “La Cantera” (“The Quarry”) blocks, planted on an east-facing hillside of red clay of decomposed granite soils, with plenty of exposure to the sun and the marine breezes that characterize Casablanca.
Country: Casablanca, Chile
Tasting Note: It shows an exuberant nose that features notes of boxwood, passion fruit and pink grapefruit. Light and fresh, this Sauvignon Blanc is unique in its genre in Chile.