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Le Phare

Le Phare
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, IGP Atlantique

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9
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'2017 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $10 and Under'

Le Phare
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, IGP Atlantique

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 11.5%
Bright emerald straw color. Aromas of grapefruit rind, lime, orange, and wheat grass with an puckering, dry medium body and an interesting, medium-length , and tropical melon finish with no oak flavor. A tangy, Bordeaux-Style Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit rind, lime, orange, and wheat grass
Taste Flavor: , and tropical melon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Crab Cakes, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tangy, Bordeaux-Style Sauvignon Blanc

The Producer

Terre de Vignerons

The Producer
17/19 Route des Vignerons
Landerrouat, 33790
France
33 -556613373

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.