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Characteristics of Impromptu Sauvignon Blanc
Impromptu Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine made in Utiel-Requena by Bodegas Hispano+Suizas. As the name suggests, it is a varietal Sauvignon Blanc.
The grapes come from old vines from vineyards owned by the winery. The vineyards are of a low yield, which give a high quality grape planted in limestone-clay soilsand exposed to a continental climate with Mediterranean influences.
The harvest is done manually, and is performed in the morning at peak hours to maintain the freshness of the grapes until their arrival at the winery. The transfer of the grapes is done in small boxes of 15kg, which help them arrive at the winery in the best possible conditions. Once in the winery, the grapes are kept for 3 days at -10 ° C in cold storage, trying to get a great extraction of aromas and flavours by breaking the cell wall of the grape.
The grapes are destemmed and squeezed to obtain a paste which is placed into stainless steel tanks and left to marinate for more than 16 hours at 0 °C.
After the soaking, a slight pressing using a pneumatic press must apply. This wine is decanted for 24 hours to clean it of impurities.
The fermentation of this wine occurs in new American oak barrels of 400 litres at a temperature of 14ºC.
At the end of fermentation, Impromptu Sauvignon Blanc stays with its lees until bottling. Impromptu Sauvignon Blanc is not filtered, so there may be precipitates. Impromptu Sauvignon Blanc is a great white wine, its previous vintages won awards for best white wine made from Sauvignon Blanc in Spain and best white wine from Spain by the trade publication 'La Semana Vitivinícola'.
SightYellow gold with some green reflections. Clean and bright.NoseHigh intensity on the nose. White tropical fruit, citrus compote, some toasty notes and some minerality.TasteGood presence of fruit. Creamy, dense but soft at the same time. Tropical fruit, vanilla and slightly herbaceous notes. With good acidity. Final long lingering aftertaste.
SightYellow colour with greenish shimmers.NoseVery intense and mineral on the palate, with tropical fruity aromas.TasteUnctuous and dense on the palate, with a long finish.
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The D.O Utiel-Requena has made real progress in forming its own identity, promoting the use of the red Bobal grape variety, not only because of the vast area it covers, but also because of its oenological potential, with many wineries and producers making great strides in the development and cultivation of this variety. As a result of this hard work, the region is now producing wines with extraodinary organoleptic qualities that perfectly transmit the character and personality of the terroir of the Utiel-Requena region.