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Topsail

Topsail
2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
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Topsail
2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of key lime and white flowers, aged hard cheese, pineapple, and leather and musk with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-length finish with impressions of crisp orchard fruits and citrus, cassis leaf and buttered toast, nectarine, and sweet basil with no oak flavor. Exactly what you want from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with much extra depth and savory tones.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: key lime and white flowers, aged hard cheese, pineapple, and leather and musk
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of crisp orchard fruits and citrus, cassis leaf and buttered toast, nectarine, and sweet basil
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Exactly what you want from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with much extra depth and savory tones.

The Producer

Precept Wine

The Producer
1910 Fairview Ave East, Ste 400
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
1 206-267-5252

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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.