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Waikiwi Bay

Waikiwi Bay
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$6.99
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Waikiwi Bay
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5%
Straw green color. Aromas of ripe gooseberry and soursop with a supple, vibrant, petillant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a graceful, medium-length fresh cut grass and pink grapefruit finish. A juicy and herbal sauvignon blanc that will hit the spot.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: ripe gooseberry and soursop
Taste Flavor: fresh cut grass and pink grapefruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Fajitas, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy and herbal sauvignon blanc that will hit the spot.

The Producer or Importer

Mack & Schuhle Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
1221 Brickell Ave
Suite 770
Miami, FL 33181
USA
1 786-388-0660

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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.