Full Review

Veraci

Veraci
NV Sauvignon Blanc, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .7%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$7

Veraci
NV Sauvignon Blanc, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .7%
Straw green color. Aromas of once-ripe golden apple, creme fraiche, meyer lemon zest, and glue with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, brisk tinned pears and pastry dough finish with no oak flavor. A drink-it-now sauvignon blanc for crowd-pleasing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: once-ripe golden apple, creme fraiche, meyer lemon zest, and glue
Taste Flavor: tinned pears and pastry dough
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A drink-it-now sauvignon blanc for crowd-pleasing.

The Producer

Vins Arterra Canada

The Producer
175 Chemin Marieville
Rougemont, Quebec JOL 1MO
Canada
1 514-861-2404

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.