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Invivo
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .42%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
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Invivo
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .42%
Medium emerald straw color. Herbal aromas of gooseberry and cilantro-mango salsa with a round, racy, medium-to-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length yellow heirloom tomatoes, grapefruit creme, underripe kiwi, and pistachio cookie dough finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A fun and bold wine with delicious fruity and savory character; wild and free.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: gooseberry and cilantro-mango salsa
Taste Flavor: yellow heirloom tomatoes, grapefruit creme, underripe kiwi, and pistachio cookie dough
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tacos, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun and bold wine with delicious fruity and savory character; wild and free.

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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.