I learnt a valuable lesson thanks to this wine. I put this wine in a fridge which I know is set at a temperature for beer…to make it cold…pretty cold…like beer should be. It really came down to poor planning on my behalf but in the back of my mind I knew what the fridge was capable of doing to any white wine, not just Sauvignon Blanc. So, as it happened, while leaving to go to work, I picked up this bottle, put it in ‘that’ fridge, and walked out the door. Twelve hours later, it was literally rescued.
When I poured the wine it was obvious it was too cold. I still gave it a swirl, sniff and a taste. It was a bit of alright but lacked a decent flavour hit. The surprise was, it didn’t present as a typical Sav Blanc and I could definitely see some good in it. I had a (rare) light bulb moment and decided to give it some time out of the fridge and let it come up in temperature a bit.
The aromas were still a bit subdued but that was fine because tasting it made up for it. For me, there’s fruit flavours such as pears, pineapple and rockmelon with a slight stamp of ‘Sav Blanc grassiness’ making an appearance at the finish. The other attractive component I like about this surprise package, there is some texture. It’s almost like some of those pear pieces have landed in the salad bowl with their skin still on them. My eyes are now open to Sauvignon Blanc.
Region: Cowra, NSW Price: $18 Source: Sample courtesy of Define Wine