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Riverlore

Riverlore
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Riverlore
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Yellow color. Aromas of cat box, cannabis, musk, golden apple, and breadfruit with a crisp, dryish full body and a medium-long sweet lime, melon rind, and rambutan finish. A musky, seductive Sauvignon Blanc for those seeking distinctive style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: cat box, cannabis, musk, golden apple, and breadfruit
Taste Flavor: sweet lime, melon rind, and rambutan
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A musky, seductive Sauvignon Blanc for those seeking distinctive style.

The Importer

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Chicago, IL 60654
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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.