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Odfjell Armador Sauvignon Blanc

Per bottle £12.79

Quick Facts

  • Brand Odfjell
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • ABV 13.5%
  • Vegetarians Yes
  • Vegan Yes
  • Organic Yes
  • Biodynamic Yes
  • Vintage 2018
  • Country Chile
  • Country Region Maipo Valley
  • Grape Variety Sauvignon Blanc
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Per bottle - £12.79
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Intro to Odfjell Armador Sauvignon Blanc –

Odfjell Armador Sauvignon Blanc is a zesty white wine full of crisp fruit flavours from the Maipo Valley.

Full tasting note and wine making –

Odfjell Armador Sauvignon Blanc has persistent aromas of citrus fruit and gooseberry and on the palate it is a crisp, zesty, lively wine full of juicy grapefruit with vibrant acidity. The cool climate of Casablanca ensures a crisp and fresh style of Sauvignon Blanc with pronounced aromatics.

The Casablanca Valley is around 323 m above sea level with a mild climate and a dry season of seven months. The annual rainfall is 380 mm between May and September. Located in the eastern part of the valley, the temperatures are mild because of breezes from the Pacific Ocean. Soil originally from granite with low fertility and good drainage.

The grapes were hand picked and bunches were crushed whole and fermentation takes around fifteen days in small 10,000 litre stainless steel tanks which are temperature controlled to preserve aromas. Selected yeasts are used. Odfjell’s stunning gravity flow winery minimizes the need to pump or agitate the juice throughout the winemaking process, gravity flow helps preserve the natural subtleties of the finished wine.

The quest of Odfjell is to make wines that are a true expression of the terroir of our vineyards. Their low yield vineyards are handled with individual care, where they handpick the grapes bringing the fruit to the cellar as intact as possible. They began planting vineyards on the estate over fifteen years ago, selecting only red varieties. Today they have 85 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, aromas of cherries, figs, violets and white fruit aromas such as apricots and pears. Carménère, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Malbec planted in Maipo. They have also acquired vineyards in Cauquenes and Curico with old vines of Carignan and Malbec where we practice organic farming. Odfjell is committed to be a leader in progressive vineyard management, dedicated to elevate the image and practice of viticulture in Chile. The aim of this work is to produce the best possible wines in the vineyards, together with a long-term commitment to sustainable agriculture and “green” winemaking practices.

The Producer –

Over twenty five years ago, Dan Odfjell the Norwegian Armador (ship owner) fell in love with a small corner of the Maipo Valley. Serendipity would later show that he had found land in Chile’s premium red wine producing valley, where vitis vinifera has been cultivated for 400 years. While most of the other top producers in Chile are working with relatively young vines, Odfjell have forged an unique reputation based on rediscovering the forgotten wealth of Chile’s winemaking past. At the time this was considered a very eccentric move but now the interest in these old sites has grown exponentially, in no small part thanks to Odfjell. Crafting wines that fully maximise the great potential of the region, this year having joined the new association of Vignadores de Carignan, Odfjell are committed to sustainable agriculture and green winemaking practices, the vineyards are all cultivated organically and biodynamically and are working towards certification.

Food Matching

It’s great on its own as an aperitif and is an excellent match for shellfish.

Flagship Wines uses a reliable carrier with a robust national delivery network providing a speedy convenient service to UK mainland addresses.

Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.

Click and Collect Service

If you wish to collect your order from Flagship Wines shop at 417 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP please click on this option at checkout. There is no charge for this service.

Delivery Charges

Delivery in St Albans is FREE for orders over £85, for orders less than £85 the charge is £5.

Postal delivery of tasting tickets and vouchers is also FREE if this option is chosen.

Our standard national delivery charge is £10 and is FREE for all orders over £250. The standard delivery is next day for all orders placed by 12noon and the following day for all orders received later than that.

Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery

Please leave clear instructions in the special instructions section on the checkout page so the wine can be left in a safe place to suit you. As our delivery service requires a signature then if your wine is not signed for it is left at your risk and losses are not replaceable. If instructions are not left a card will be put through your door asking you to contact the carrier to arrange re-delivery or collection within 2 days.

Special Instructions

Please also provide directions in the special instructions box at the checkout to the delivery address if it is hard to find.

Non UK Mainland addresses

For charges applicable for delivery to remote addresses such as the Scottish Highlands and Islands please note that different charges apply and these are clearly shown at checkout. The charges are per case of 12 x 75cl bottles and the delivery time will be a little longer due to the location.

The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:

AB 30, 33-38, 41-45, 51-56, DD 8-9, FK 19-21, IV 1-18, 30-37, 40, 41-49, 51 -56, 63, KA 15-17, 27-28, KW15-17, PA 20-49, 60-78, PH 15-26, 30-44, 49, 50, HS 1-9, ZE 1-3

If you would like to arrange delivery to any addresses that are not covered here please contact us on 01727 865309 or by email to sales@flagshipwines.co.uk and we will ascertain the correct charges for you.

Out of Stock

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Please contact us by phone on 01727 865309 or by email within 48 hours if your wine doesn’t reach you in perfect condition.

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