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2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Invivo
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of raw sauerkraut, garlic scapes, grapefruit zest, underripe plantain, and peach vinaigrette with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of sea salt and white pepper with no oak flavor. A slightly funky, zesty Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with savory notes that will play well with food.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: raw sauerkraut, garlic scapes, grapefruit zest, underripe plantain, and peach vinaigrette
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of sea salt and white pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kiev, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A slightly funky, zesty Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with savory notes that will play well with food.

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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.