Full Review

Sea Salt

Sea Salt
2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
Best Buy

Sea Salt
2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .1%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of sesame oil and greens in a hot wok, under ripe pink grapefruit, jalapeño and lime, and lemon grass with a velvety, lively, petillant, dryish medium body and a tingling, amusing, agreeable finish with overtones of lemon starburst, kiwi and lime, and pyrazines and tomato leaf. Tropical and herbaceous with a hint of earthy funk, this is an intriguing New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with just a tiny lifting spritz.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: sesame oil and greens in a hot wok, under ripe pink grapefruit, jalapeño and lime, and lemon grass
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of lemon starburst, kiwi and lime, and pyrazines and tomato leaf
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Tropical and herbaceous with a hint of earthy funk, this is an intriguing New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with just a tiny lifting spritz.

The Importer

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The Importer
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Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
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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.