75cl * 13% ABV * Maipo, Chile
Torres was founded by Jaime Torres in 1870 and the company has gone on to become one of Spain and South America's most established wine brands. When he set about obtaining Fairtrade status for his Santa Digna range, Miguel Torres Jr offered the local grape growers three times their usual going rate - initially they refused, thinking there would be a catch! Chilean Sauvignon deserves more than its reputation as just an affordable white wine. Easy-drinking and full-flavoured, it is more powerful than France Sauvignon Blanc and offers melon, lime and blossom on its palate. Crisp and refreshing, it would be excellent with salads, Thai food or grilled squid.