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Englar Castle Winery

Englar Castle Winery
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Alto Adige

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20.60

Englar Castle Winery
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Alto Adige

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
Pale golden straw color. Interesting, citrusy aromas and flavors of grapefruit marmalade, chickpeas and meringue, cat box, and mint gum drop with a satiny, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and an engaging, medium-long finish displaying overtones of red pepper with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A savory sauvignon blanc that will really shine with food.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky, Quaffable & Savory
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit marmalade, chickpeas and meringue, cat box, and mint gum drop
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of red pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory sauvignon blanc that will really shine with food.

The Producer

Englar Castle Winery

The Producer
Pigano 42
Appiano, BZ 39057
Italy
39 -3334953606

Regional Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc in Italy - usually labeled simply as Sauvignon - is a rich, often assertive dry white with very good to excellent depth of fruit, tangy acidity and a light herbal streak. This is especially true of Sauvignons that originate in cool climate regions such as Alto Adige and Friuli. While some versions are aged for a bit in oak, most are made in steel tanks, preserving the spearmint, melon and gooseberry perfumes. These wines are ideal with shellfish (especially mussels and clams) as well as seafood risotto or asparagus.

Sauvignon is also produced along the Tuscan coast, especially in the Bolgheri district. These versions are also high in acidity, but less assertive in their herbal profile. These are quite rich and should be paired with serious seafood, such as halibut, tuna or tilapia.

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