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Garúa

Garúa
2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Awatere Valley-Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.2% RS: .365%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12
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Garúa
2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Awatere Valley-Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.2% RS: .365%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of pickled jalapeño, ripe melon, gooseberry, cucumber, basil, and jalapeño margarita with a full body and a long finish conveying accents of pickled peppers, cucumber jalapeño lemon water, gooseberry, and lime zest. Ripe fruit and intense, concentrated herbal notes that are a benchmark for the region; crisp, lively, and refreshing with loads of vegetal and tropical fruit impressions.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: pickled jalapeño, ripe melon, gooseberry, cucumber, basil, and jalapeño margarita
Taste Flavor: pickled peppers, cucumber jalapeño lemon water, gooseberry, and lime zest
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Ripe fruit and intense, concentrated herbal notes that are a benchmark for the region; crisp, lively, and refreshing with loads of vegetal and tropical fruit impressions.

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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.