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Puroandes

Puroandes
2018 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10.99
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Puroandes
2018 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Emerald straw color. Citrusy aromas of key lime, white grapefruit, orange bundt cake, and nectarine with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light body and a smooth, buoyant underripe mango, snipped chive, and dashi finish with no oak flavor. A tasty and expressive Sauvignon Blanc; a truly lovely everyday white.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: key lime, white grapefruit, orange bundt cake, and nectarine
Taste Flavor: underripe mango, snipped chive, and dashi
Sweetness Sweetness: 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 tasty and expressive Sauvignon Blanc; a truly lovely everyday white.

The Producer

Balduzzi Wines

The Producer
Avenue Balmaceda 1189
Santiago,
Chile
56 -732322138

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.