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Monterra

Monterra
2016 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: .3%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Monterra
2016 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: .3%
Clear emerald straw color. Earthy, citrusy aromas of fresh and dried citrus and grass with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, snappy passionfruit and clementine finish with no oak flavor. A nice smooth, supple sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Quaffable & Savory
Aroma Aroma: fresh and dried citrus and grass
Taste Flavor: passionfruit and clementine
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Souvlaki Sandwich, Fish & Chips, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice smooth, supple sipper.

The Producer

Monterra Wines

The Producer
RDS 1436 Meadows Road
WIllunga, SA 5172
Australia
61 -412504010

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.