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Walter Skoff 2010 Royal, Sauvignon Blanc, Südsteiermark
     

Walter Skoff
2010 Royal, Sauvignon Blanc, Südsteiermark

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted: 9/14/2012
Country: Austria
Alcohol: 14%
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94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$33
"Best Austrian Sauvignon Blanc"
Bright golden yellow color. Bold toasty citrus pastry and marinated green pepper and tomato aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a round, praline, roasted guava and pineapple driven finish. Delicious and sex, oak-influenced sauvignon.
Tasting Info
WINE Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: Bold toasty citrus pastry and marinated green pepper and tomato
Taste Flavor: round, praline, roasted guava and pineapple driven
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Pairing Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Delicious and sex, oak-influenced sauvignon.
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.

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