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Sierra Batuco

Sierra Batuco
2018 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12
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Sierra Batuco
2018 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
Emerald straw color. Aromas of gooseberry, grass clippings, ruby red grapefruit, celery leaves, melon granita, cumin, and fennel and dill with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, long passionfruit, white pepper, cilantro, and pipi du chat finish with no oak. A nicely concentrated dry Sauvignon Blanc for true fans of the varietal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: gooseberry, grass clippings, ruby red grapefruit, celery leaves, melon granita, cumin, and fennel and dill
Taste Flavor: passionfruit, white pepper, cilantro, and pipi du chat
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish With Mango Salsa, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely concentrated dry Sauvignon Blanc for true fans of the varietal.

The Producer

Invina

The Producer
Calle 3 Sur 951, Of. 301
Talca,
Chile
56 -71-221-1205

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.