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Gilgal

Gilgal
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Galilee

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Israel
Alcohol: 13%
Kosher
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Gilgal
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Galilee

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Israel
Alcohol: 13%
Pale straw color. Interesting aromas of exotic woods, basil wrapped cantaloupe, red grapefruit, and starfruit with a supple, dryish light body and a polished, breezy ripe pear and jicama finish. This is a layered and decidedly Mediterranean sauv blanc, with a generous palate and hints of savory herbs and a slightly salty note that makes you want to drink more.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: exotic woods, basil wrapped cantaloupe, red grapefruit, and starfruit
Taste Flavor: ripe pear and jicama
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Cobb Salad, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: This is a layered and decidedly Mediterranean sauv blanc, with a generous palate and hints of savory herbs and a slightly salty note that makes you want to drink more.

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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.