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Sidewood

Sidewood
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .33%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.99

Sidewood
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .33%
Bright straw green color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed grapefruit, passionfruit, and nectarine with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, compelling, breezy finish imparting suggestions of kiwi, apple, and mango with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A smooth and easy sauvignon blanc sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Non-Oaky, Savory, Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: honeyed grapefruit, passionfruit, and nectarine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of kiwi, apple, and mango
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish With Mango Salsa, Chicken Quesadillas, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth and easy sauvignon blanc sipper.

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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.