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Dark Slate

Dark Slate
2020 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$16

Dark Slate
2020 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.5%
Pale golden straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of peach, honeyed grapefruit, and sweet pineapple with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and an effortless, medium-length finish manifesting accents of oats with no oak flavor. A fruit-forward and fresh white for everyday tipples.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: peach, honied grapefruit, and sweet pineapple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of oats
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward and fresh white for everyday tipples.

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Sauvignon Blanc

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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.