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Indaba

Indaba
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
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Indaba
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Straw green color. Aromas of dried gooseberry and desert grasses with a silky, vibrant, dryish light body and a smooth, relaxed fresh orange, black pepper, and sunflower seed finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A subtle Sauvignon Blanc with food-friendly acidity; can become a weeknight favorite.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: dried gooseberry and desert grasses
Taste Flavor: fresh orange, black pepper, and sunflower seed
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Raw Oysters, Scallops With Chorizo Butter, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A subtle Sauvignon Blanc with food-friendly acidity; can become a weeknight favorite.

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Cape Classics

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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.