Happy Wine Wednesday! Today’s wine is a lovely and mellow Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand. Because everything should be so easy…
Known for its superstar Sauvignon Blancs, Marlborough is sunny and dry but cool in the evenings, allowing the grapes to slowly ripen on the vine. It is thought that those bright, hot days and cool nights allow the grapes to be both crisp and fresh concentrating the flavor that makes them distinct for this region.
This subtle white has citrus on the nose: Light lemon, a hint of grass and minerals. It has lovely, soft notes of fruit like grapefruit and kiwi. This dances lightly on the palate: soft, light and mellow. It isn’t a tart or sour Sauvignon Blanc; This is the type of white that non-white drinkers will enjoy.
This would be an excellent compliment to spicy Asian, sushi or Mexican dishes. It would offset pungent cheeses like Gorgonzola and sharp Cheddars. And it just might be a great accompaniment to the Thanksgiving meal, mellowing the many flavors of the table! It is priced moderately at $12-15 a bottle and can be found at many local and large wine shops. Enjoy!