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Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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'2017 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under'

Cardigan Bay
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of baked gherkin, potato and jalapeño, grilled grapefruit, and ghee with an bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a distinctive, long green tomato-guava relish, lemongrass and verbena, and minerals finish with fine, silky, fruit tannins and no oak. A very distinctive, super savory and umami-laden sauvignon blanc.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory, Non-Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: baked gherkin, potato and jalapeño, grilled grapefruit, and ghee
Taste Flavor: green tomato-guava relish, lemongrass and verbena, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Anchovy Pizza, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very distinctive, super savory and umami-laden sauvignon blanc.
The Producer or Importer

Mack & Schuhle Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
104 Crandon Blvd, Suite 402
Key Biscayne, FL 33419
USA
1 305-365-0101
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.
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