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Taonga

Taonga
2017 Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13
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Taonga
2017 Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5%
Light emerald straw color. Vegetal, tropical aromas of passionfruit, eucalyptus, and ruby red grapefruit with a satiny, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length starfruit, tangerine, and mango finish with no oak. A tropical bouquet of fruit & acidity all rolled into a crushable NZ Sauv Blanc package.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: passionfruit, eucalyptus, and ruby red grapefruit
Taste Flavor: starfruit, tangerine, and mango
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish With Mango Salsa, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tropical bouquet of fruit & acidity all rolled into a crushable NZ Sauv Blanc package.

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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.