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Viña Albali

Viña Albali
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Rueda

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10
Best Buy

Viña Albali
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Rueda

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13%
Pale golden straw color. Citrusy aromas of white grapefruit pith, diced kiwi in cream, geranium, green peppercorn, and green apple candies with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a captivating, medium-length limestone, lime leaf, and lime flesh finish with no oak. A crisp and citrus-forward Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: white grapefruit pith, diced kiwi in cream, geranium, green peppercorn, and green apple candies
Taste Flavor: limestone, lime leaf, and lime flesh
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and citrus-forward Sauvignon Blanc.

The Producer

Felix Solis Avantis USA

The Producer
407 Devlin Rd. Suite 102
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-492-9915

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.