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Taonga

Taonga
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Certified Sustainable
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.99
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Taonga
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of gooseberry, pickled melon and pepper, scallions blossom, and hint of beeswax with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, relaxed finish manifesting notes of pickled lime and garlic, passionfruit, and gherkin with fine, chewy tannins and no oak flavor. A very savory, alliacious, yet tropical sauvignon blanc that stimulates the senses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Savory, New World & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: gooseberry, pickled melon and pepper, scallions blossom, and hint of beeswax
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pickled lime and garlic, passionfruit, and gherkin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Vesuvio, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very savory, alliacious, yet tropical sauvignon blanc that stimulates the senses.

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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.