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Kono

Kono
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
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Kono
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe gooseberry, peach preserves, grapefruit zest, jasmine tea, and wheat grass with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-long finish displaying nuances of hints of pink peppercorn and tart kiwi with no oak flavor. A juicy, wholly satisfying Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that delivers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe gooseberry, peach preserves, grapefruit zest, jasmine tea, and wheat grass
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of hints of pink peppercorn and tart kiwi
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, wholly satisfying Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that delivers.

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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.