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Braganini

Braganini
2016 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Lake Michigan Shore

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$21.99

Braganini
2016 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Lake Michigan Shore

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Straw green color. Fruity, floral aromas of orange blossom water, candied apricot, orange sherbet, and candle wax with a soft, bright, dryish light body and a seamless, fast lemon tea finish with no oak flavor. A breezy white quaffer that will enhance a lazy Sunday.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: orange blossom water, candied apricot, orange sherbet, and candle wax
Taste Flavor: lemon tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Buffalo Wings, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A breezy white quaffer that will enhance a lazy Sunday.

The Producer

St. Julian Wine Co. Inc.

The Producer
716 S. Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
USA
1 269-657-5568

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.