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Graham Norton’s Own

Graham Norton’s Own
2016 , Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .41%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$14

Graham Norton’s Own
2016 , Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .41%
Bright emerald straw color. Aromas of toasted bread, kiwi jam, and maraschino liqueur with a supple, tangy, dryish light-to-medium body and a easy underripe kiwi, green almond, underripe peach, and tea cakes finish with fruit tannins. A refreshing summer crusher.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: toasted bread, kiwi jam, and maraschino liqueur
Taste Flavor: underripe kiwi, green almond, underripe peach, and tea cakes
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fried Catfish Sandwich, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing summer crusher.

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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.