Laberinto

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Country of Origin: Chile
Location: Maule Valley, Central Valley
People: Rafael Tirado & Family, Owners & Winemakers
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

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Laberinto 2021 'Cenizas' Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Maule Valley Login AG 93 In Stock

Laberinto is a small gravity fed winery owned by Rafael Tirado and his family in Colbun. Colbun is an eastern mountainous region located within the Maule Valley. It is inserted in the foothills of the Andes, about three hours south of Santiago. The property was a summer resort for the family even before the waters of the Maule River were retained in 1985, which formed the largest lake in the central part of the country.

Rafael Tirado planted the first vines in 1993: half a hectare of Cabernet Sauvignon. Today the winery cultivates five separate sections totaling 18 hectares of vineyards within their 80-hectare property. His vineyards are legally recognized to be located within the Colbun DO and currently is the only estate producer in the DO. The soils are composed of granite and volcanic ash, and the vineyards are located at approximately 1,800 feet altitude. One of the vineyards is planted in the shape of a circular labyrinth ('laberinto' in Spanish). The winery produces stunning expressions of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and a Bordeaux blend.

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Vinous 3/12/2020
"Rafael Tirado is a winemaker who established his own winery in a new terroir in the southern region of Maule, by the Andes, planting labyrinthine vineyards by the Colbún Lake on volcanic soils. His wines reflect this cold, austere area. Particularly the Sauvignon Blanc Laberinto."


Wine Advocate 2/28/2020
"Rafael Tirado produces one of the best Sauvignon Blancs from Chile, though it is often overlooked because it sells at a very low price."

Reviews

  • Laberinto 2021 'Cenizas' Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Maule Valley
    Vinous
    Rating: 93 (6/9/2022)

    The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Cenizas from Colbun, Maule, is unfiltered. Dull yellow in color. The nose presents notes of lemon, lime, and grass against a faint backdrop of rue. Broad with good fat in the mouth; the heightened acidity lends malic tension before the lime finish. A thirst-quenching white of notable freshness.