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Graham Norton’s Own

Graham Norton’s Own
2017 , Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
Best Buy

Graham Norton’s Own
2017 , Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Bright silvery straw color. Aromas of fresh sliced lemon, water lily, key lime, underripe kiwi, and fresh cut grass with a satiny, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long shale, flint, pressed flowers, lemon verbena, tangerine zest, and passionfruit finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A stylish and rich Sauvignon Blanc that will make an excellent dinner companion.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: fresh sliced lemon, water lily, key lime, underripe kiwi, and fresh cut grass
Taste Flavor: shale, flint, pressed flowers, lemon verbena, tangerine zest, and passionfruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Seared Scallops, Steamed Mussels, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A stylish and rich Sauvignon Blanc that will make an excellent dinner companion.

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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.