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Leatherwood

Leatherwood
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13%
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$10.99

Leatherwood
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13%
Straw green color. Green aromas and flavors of wet linen, baked mango and citrus, and pressed flowers with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, odd, brisk finish that exhibits suggestions of gooseberry jam, prairie grass, and moss with fine, crunchy tannins and no oak flavor. An earthy white for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Non-Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: wet linen, baked mango and citrus, and pressed flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of gooseberry jam, prairie grass, and moss
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Smoked Oysters, Oysters Rockefeller, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy white for the table.

The Importer

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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.