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 DIABLO
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
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.
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.
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.
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