Dona Dominga has been producing single-vineyard wines for some time but up until recently I had not had the chance to give them a try.
If I buy a wine in the supermarket, it’s usually at Waitrose and I often get distracted by their French or Italian offerings and never look past the Europe section, which is definitely a fault of mine as Chile has been producing great wines for quite some time.
The great thing about Chile is the value for money aspect of their production. Every time I try one of their wines and then look at the pricetag, I am reminded of what a great bargain they are. I was send the Dona Dominga Single Vineyard La Laguna Sauvignon Blanc Viognier blend to review recently and found myself making a mental note to buy a bottle of this the next time I’m in the shops.
The grapes come from a single vineyard in the Colchagua Valley. La Laguna is the name of the vineyard because there is a small lake next to the vines. The Colchagua is often called an “Eden” for grape growing as it has near perfect conditions and produces great grapes. Chile has been making a name for itself with Sauvignon blanc for some time now but viognier is a new kid on the block. All of the grapes come from select parcels within the vineyard.
Chilean Sauvignon Blanc can be rather crisp and dry but the addition of the Viognier softens the wine just that little bit as well as giving it a slight floral note. A beautifully balanced,complex wine, it had acidity but not too much of it,which I find can often put me off sauvignon blanc.
This wine is great on its own, or perhaps with grilled white fish. It’s available from Wines Direct online or Waitrose for around £7.