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Rubus

Rubus
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Waipara Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

Rubus
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Waipara Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12%
Pale yellow straw color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of grapefruit, passionfruit-mango relish, and grass with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and an effortless, breezy finish with notes of nectarine skin and lemon cream with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nice crisp, sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit, passionfruit-mango relish, and grass
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of nectarine skin and lemon cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fish & Chips, Chicken Kebobs, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice crisp, sauvignon blanc.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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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.