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Koyle Costa La Flor

Koyle Costa La Flor
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, San Antonio Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.5%
Organically Grown Grapes
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Koyle Costa La Flor
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, San Antonio Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.5%
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of pickled green tomato, green gooseberry, green apple, and garlic scapes with a supple, tangy, dry light body and a sleek, swift finish with no oak flavor. A tangy and bright Sauvignon Blanc for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: pickled green tomato, green gooseberry, green apple, and garlic scapes
Taste Flavor: pickled green tomato, green gooseberry, green apple, and garlic scapes
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tangy and bright Sauvignon Blanc for the table.

The Importer

Natural Merchants, Inc.

The Importer
560-A NE F St, Suite 330
Grants Pass, OR 97526
USA
1 530-554-2333

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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.