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Frisky Zebras

Frisky Zebras
NV "Sensuous", Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12% RS: .35%
Fair Trade Certified
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7.95
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Frisky Zebras
NV "Sensuous", Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12% RS: .35%
Straw green color. Tropical aromas and flavors of passionfruit, guava, and ruby grapefruit with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk finish with elements of lemon zest, pickled green apple, and grass with no oak flavor. A light and zippy sauvignon blanc quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Quaffable & Savory
Aroma Aroma: passionfruit, guava, and ruby grapefruit
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of lemon zest, pickled green apple, and grass
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Vegetables, Cobb Salad, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light and zippy sauvignon blanc quaffer.

The Importer

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The Importer
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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.