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Famille Valery

Famille Valery
2017 Domaine des Dux Ruisseaux, Sauvignon Blanc, Pays d’Oc IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Famille Valery
2017 Domaine des Dux Ruisseaux, Sauvignon Blanc, Pays d’Oc IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas of underripe gooseberry, key lime, lemon blossom, melon, jalepeño-honey jelly, and cannabis with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and an even, stimulating, medium-length kumquat, lemon taffy, flint, and challah loaf finish with no oak flavor. A vivacious Sauvignon Blanc that offers bright citrus with a kiss of toasty lees-like character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: underripe gooseberry, key lime, lemon blossom, melon, jalepeño-honey jelly, and cannabis
Taste Flavor: kumquat, lemon taffy, flint, and challah loaf
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Dover Sole with Brown Butter, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vivacious Sauvignon Blanc that offers bright citrus with a kiss of toasty lees-like character.

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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.