Full Review

Coste Motte

Coste Motte
2017 IGP Atlantique

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11

Coste Motte
2017 IGP Atlantique

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11.5%
Yellow color. Aromas of green grasses, kiwi relish, limeade, ripe banana, and fresh chiles with a supple, vibrant, dryish light body and a tingling, breezy juicy lemon, underripe pear, basil, and green almond finish. A weeknight go-to sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: green grasses, kiwi relish, limeade, ripe banana, and fresh chiles
Taste Flavor: juicy lemon, underripe pear, basil, and green almond
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tofu Bánh Mì, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A weeknight go-to sauvignon blanc.

The Producer

Terre de Vignerons

The Producer
17/19 Route des Vignerons
Landerrouat, 33790
France
33 -556613373

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.