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Shottesbrooke

Shottesbrooke
2016 Discovery Series, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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Shottesbrooke
2016 Discovery Series, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of grapefruit and green pepper and jalapeño relish with a supple, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, amusing, medium-long green apple-kumquat marmalade, ripe melon with cayenne, and sage finish with no oak. A ripe and flavor-packed warm climate sauvignon blanc that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit and green pepper and jalapeño relish
Taste Flavor: green apple-kumquat marmalade, ripe melon with cayenne, and sage
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich, Tuna Nicoise Salad, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A ripe and flavor-packed warm climate sauvignon blanc that is sure to please.

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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.