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Giocato

Giocato
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Primorska

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Slovenia
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .24%
Sustainable Farming
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
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Giocato
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Primorska

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Slovenia
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .24%
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Exotic, tropical aromas and flavors of sour sop, pineapple husk, spiced lime and pear, and bison grass with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, breezy finish with notes of pickled melon and minerals with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A very distinctive and interesting sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: sour sop, pineapple husk, spiced lime and pear, and bison grass
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pickled melon and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Jambalaya, Fried Catfish, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very distinctive and interesting sauvignon blanc.

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.