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Monterra

Monterra
2018 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Monterra
2018 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5%
Straw green color. Fruity aromas and flavors of gooseberry, musk, ripe pineapple, and grilled pear with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a silky, buoyant finish with overtones of mango with no oak flavor. A polite Sauvignon Blanc for everyday enjoyment.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: gooseberry, musk, ripe pineapple, and grilled pear
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of mango
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peach Salsa & Chips, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A polite Sauvignon Blanc for everyday enjoyment.

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.