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Wine Picks: Sauvignon Blanc

written by Yummy Editorial 8th September 2015

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Wine Picks: Sauvignon Blanc

This grape variety from France’s Bordeaux region is used in white wines and is distinctive for its green (eg lime, white peach) and herbaceous (eg gooseberries) aromas which often follow through on the palate. Since it is widely planted around the world, it has a wide range of styles and flavors though most tend to be dry. Here are a few nice bottles for you to enjoy!

CASILLERO DEL DIABLOCASILLERO DEL DIABLO
Chile
Ksh 1360
Available from Viva Global

  • Nose: Fresh and citrous with peach notes, hints of gooseberry and tropical fruit.
  • Palate: Gentle, round and mouth-filling with crisp acidity.
  • Food pairing: Sea bass ceviche and fresh  oysters

 

 

SPRINGFIELD FIREFINCHSPRINGFIELD FIREFINCH
South Africa
Ksh 1000
Available from MIA

  • Nose: Gooseberries,  green pepper and asparagus.
  • Palate: Fresh crisp acidity with hints of lemon.
  • Food pairing: Spaghetti with carbonara sauce, chicken shashlik,   shrimp salad, fried fish.

 

 

WINEMASTER’S RESERVEWINEMASTER’S RESERVE
South Africa
Ksh 1325
Available from Nederburg

  • Nose: Melon and herbaceous nuances with fresh  gooseberries and hints of figs.
  • Palate: Distinctive tropical fruit support a balanced palate with  a pleasant lingering  finish.
  • Food pairing: Seafood,  salads, chicken, veal and other light dishes.

 

GATO NEGRO
ChileGATO NEGRO
Ksh 778
Available from Wines of the World

  • Nose: Herbal notes and  fresh tropical fruits.
  • Palate: Balanced acidity  that accentuates the fruity mouth feel delivering a long, pleasant finish.
  • Food pairing: Seafood,  Indian cuisine, pasta,  spicy sausage, cold salads, tomato sauce and goat cheese.

 

CLOS MALVERNECLOS MALVERNE
South Africa
Ksh 1620
Available from The Wine Gallery

  • Nose: Tropical fruits with hints of asparagus and figs.
  • Palate: Full and dry with well balanced acidity.
  • Food pairing: Mussels cooked in a creamy butter sauce, pork salad

 

 

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