Blanc-et Generalizations

Pintar_Sauvignon_BlancPintar 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand)

5 ounces poured into:  Wine Country stemmed wine glass

Sight:  Pale yellow-green with a silver glow

Aroma:  Tropical fruit salad of passionfruit, gooseberry, lime.  A hint of lemon grass.

Taste:  Stonefruit, white peach, nectarine and honeydew melon.  Tropical sweetness and tartness.

Feel:  Medium-light, fresh, a bit zesty.  Crisp.  Clean.  Slightly chalky on the finish.

Overall:  Enjoyable and young, green with a pleasant tartness.

Suggested food pairing:  Old Bay seasoned cocktail shrimp, Havarti cheese, lime and chile dusted cashews, green curry, pad thai with shrimp

 

 

Advertisements

Drawing a Blanc: Le Jardin d’Eolie Sauvignon Blanc

Le_Jardin_My_BlogLe Jardin d’Eolie 2015 Sauvignon Blanc (Vin de France)

5 ounces poured into:  stemless aerator glass

Sight:  Pale straw, crystal clear

Aroma:  Lime and orange citrus, a hint of melon.  Secondary aromas include grass and ginger.

Taste:  Lime, subtle tartness and acidity.  Green notes of grass, sage and melon.  A slightly earthy brine that would lend this wine to be a great pairing with fresh, raw oysters.

Feel:  Light, crisp, a touch pointy.  Dry and refreshing

Overall:  Easy-drinking, perfect for hot weather.  Flavorful and delicate.

Suggested food pairing:  Ceviche, salad, white flaky fish, sharp cheddar, goat cheese, and of course, oysters.