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Aperto

Aperto
2018 Fumé Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.3%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$6.45
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Aperto
2018 Fumé Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.3%
Straw green color. Aromas of underripe gooseberry, passionfruit puree, candied pineapple, and hearts of palm with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity thin body and a tingling, snappy underripe peach and pastry dough finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. An outgoing, peachy Sauvignon Blanc sipper for anytime enjoyment.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: underripe gooseberry, passionfruit puree, candied pineapple, and hearts of palm
Taste Flavor: underripe peach and pastry dough
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An outgoing, peachy sauvignon blanc sipper for anytime enjoyment.

The Producer or Importer

Julia Wine

The Producer or  Importer
230 Rue Notre-Dame
Lavaltrie, Québec J5T 1K1
Canada
1 514-875-8467

Their Portfolio

BR Accents 2018 Pinot Noir, France 12.7% (France) $6.45. - Bronze Medal
88 Accents 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, France 13% (France) $6.45.
86 Aperto 2018 Fumé Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Italy 12.3% (Italy) $6.45.
85 Aperto 2015 Merlot, Italy 13% (Italy) $6.45.
BR Le Clermont 2018 Pinot Noir, France 12.5% (France) $6.45. - Bronze Medal
85 Ve Ne Da 2018 Cabernet Franc, Italy 12.5% (Italy) $6.45.

Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.