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Harbortown

Harbortown
2014 Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$13.99

Harbortown
2014 Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%
Straw green color. Fruity, savory, smoky aromas and flavors of green and jalapeño peppers, reduced grapefruit, and match with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, relaxed lettuce and grass finish with no oak. A tart, smoky sauvignon blanc for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky, Crisp & Lively & Savory
Aroma Aroma: green and jalapeño peppers, reduced grapefruit, and match
Taste Flavor: lettuce and grass
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Goat Cheese en Croute, Grilled Fish with Lemon and Herbs, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tart, smoky sauvignon blanc for the table.

The Producer or Importer

M.S. Walker Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
975 University Avenue
Norwood, MA 02062
USA
1 617-776-6700

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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.