Avontuur Estate Wine, Sarabande Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Note: A bright sauvignon blanc and chardonnay blend that stands out from the ordinary.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has a nose of green apple, lemon citrus, grass and pineapple.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied sauvignon blanc reflects fruit suggested on the nose along with citrus and crisp, green apple as the highlight.
The wine is medium in acidity with some midpalate complexity.
It is a blend of 85% sauvignon blanc and 15% chardonnay so it technically qualifies to only be referred to as a sauvignon blanc and not a white blend.
Bottle Note: Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie. Enjoy now or over the next year or two. Fantastic on its own or with roasted vegetables and grilled fish.
Price: $10 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 125 South African Rand (ZAR)
Tasted: Avontuur Estate Wine Tasting Room, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 16, 2018