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Vivo

Vivo
NV Reserva Blend No.11, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$48

Vivo
NV Reserva Blend No.11, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
Golden green color. Aromas and flavors of yogurt, green apple, golden kiwi, key lime custard, and cilantro with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, breezy finish with notes of butter with no oak flavor. A soft and buttery sauvignon blanc good for casual Latin fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: yogurt, green apple, golden kiwi, key lime custard, and cilantro
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of butter
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Fajitas, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A soft and buttery sauvignon blanc good for casual Latin fare.

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

The Producer
697 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8
Canada
1 905-643-4131

Their Portfolio

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88 Peller Family Vineyards NV Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, Canada 12.5% (Canada) $9.04.
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83 Vivo NV Reserva Blend No.11, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 13% (Chile) $48.00.
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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.