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Taltarni

Taltarni
2011 "Three Monks", Fumé Blanc, Victoria

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20.00
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Taltarni
2011 "Three Monks", Fumé Blanc, Victoria

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5%
Silvery straw color. Bold oak and fruit aromas of sweet pepper, grapefruit, gherkin, and toasty profiterole with a tangy, medium body and a citrus custard, passionfruit, green apple, and delicate baking spice accented finish. Balanced oak makes this a pleasure to drink.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sweet pepper, grapefruit, gherkin, and toasty profiterole
Taste Flavor: citrus custard, passionfruit, green apple, and delicate baking spice
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Balanced oak makes this a pleasure to drink.
The Producer or Importer

Clos Du Val Wine Co.

The Producer or  Importer
5330 Silverado Trl
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-261-5200
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.