NEW RELEASE! This wine opens with aromas of fresh honeydew melon, white spring flowers, and a touch of hibiscus. Hints of papaya and freshly cut grass are balanced by a wonderfully bright minerality. Flavors of nectarine and apricot greet the palate, along with whispers of peach and kiwi. This wine is light, polished and very approachable. Just one sip transports you to a tropical paradise. It is truly a “staycation” in a glass!
Sauvignon Blanc, a very recognizable white wine that is popularly dry, refreshingly zesty, and has strong, fruity and herbal characteristics. Ever hear of the term “pyrazines?” It’s a term noting the strong herbaceous flavors that are derived from compounds called Methoxypyrazines. These compounds are also found in bell peppers!
A flagship varietal to the Loire Valley in France (Sancerre) and New Zealand, the Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand tend to be more aromatic and have tropical fruit notes than those from the Bordeaux or Loire Valley regions in France. Usually fermented in stainless steel vats, Sauvignon Blanc gives a clean, crisp flavor with occasional mineral notes, but no characteristics from oak, like you would normally see in a grape varietal like Chardonnay. However, look out for Fumé Blanc, this style of wine is an oaked-version of Sauvignon Blanc.