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Zonte’s Footstep

Zonte’s Footstep
2013 "Excalibur", Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18.00

Zonte’s Footstep
2013 "Excalibur", Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5%
Silvery straw color. Lively aromas and flavors of floral honey, guava, and mango salsa with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, breezy finish that exhibits accents of honeyed melon. A lively sauvignon blanc sipper.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: floral honey, guava, and mango salsa
Taste Flavor: honeyed melon
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish With Fruit Butter, Grilled Octopus, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively sauvignon blanc sipper.
The Producer

Zonte’s Footstep

The Producer
169 Douglas Gully Road
McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Australia
61 -8 83 83 20 83
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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