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Manos del Sur

Manos del Sur
2017 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Manos del Sur
2017 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.5%
Pale straw color. Fruity, tropical aromas of gooseberry, ripe kiwi, wheat grass, and fiddlehead fern with a silky, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length bright lemon flesh, sea salt, white and green peppercorns, and gardenia finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A attractive Sauvignon Blanc that offers classic flavor and style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: gooseberry, ripe kiwi, wheat grass, and fiddlehead fern
Taste Flavor: bright lemon flesh, sea salt, white and green peppercorns, and gardenia
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sautéed Shrimp With Yellow And Red Peppers, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A attractive Sauvignon Blanc that offers classic flavor and style.

The Importer

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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.