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Chevalier du Grand Robert

Chevalier du Grand Robert
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14
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Chevalier du Grand Robert
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of wheat grass, underripe peach, and lily with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-long finish with touches of lime, ripe melon, and spiced pear. A crisp, fresh, easy-drinking Loire Sauvignon Blanc with a great balance of fruit and herbaceousness.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: wheat grass, underripe peach, and lily
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of lime, ripe melon, and spiced pear
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, fresh, easy-drinking Loire Sauvignon Blanc with a great balance of fruit and herbaceousness.

The Importer

Boutique Bev

The Importer
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste CC #220
Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
1 910-210-6162

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.