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Chilensis

Chilensis
2016 Estate Bottled Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10
Best Buy

Chilensis
2016 Estate Bottled Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12%
Pale golden straw color. Herbal, clean aromas of grass clipping, dried guava, passion fruit, and bright citrus with a lean, tangy, dry light body and a tingling, scant tangy lemon, lime, tropical citrus, and fresh cut grass finish with no oak flavor. A crisp, terroir driven Chilean Sauvignon Blanc with a clean citrus profile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: grass clipping, dried guava, passion fruit, and bright citrus
Taste Flavor: tangy lemon, lime, tropical citrus, and fresh cut grass
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, terroir driven Chilean Sauvignon Blanc with a clean citrus profile.

The Importer

Old Bridge Cellars

The Importer
703 Jefferson St
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 707-258-9552

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.