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The Impressionist

The Impressionist
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Eden Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 11.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
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The Impressionist
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Eden Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 11.5%
Bright silvery emerald straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of melon, gooseberry, and kiwi with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-long finish displaying nuances of lime granita and mango with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nice and tidy sauvignon sipper that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: melon, gooseberry, and kiwi
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of lime granita and mango
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Tuna Sandwich, Chicken Bánh Mì, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice and tidy sauvignon sipper that is sure to please.

The Producer

The Collective Wine Company

The Producer
Unit 2/20-28 Ricketty Street
Mascot, NSW 2020
Australia
61 -299552008

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.