2011 Pueblo del Sol Sauvignon Blanc Juanico

SKU #1088850

Low in alcohol but big on flavor, this Sauvignon Blanc shows a different side of Uruguyan wine. Easy-drinking and varietally correct, this juicy SB is refreshing and fun. Grassy and citric, with good acidity, this would make an excellent aperitif or accompaniment to crab cakes.

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Price: $8.99

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By: Adam Parry |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/30/2012  | Send Email
If you are looking for an alternative to Kiwi or French style Savignon Blanc, this Uruguayan gem is for you. Simple but very pleasing, light crisp citrus on the palate with a great finish. Great price.

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Sauvignon Blanc

- One of the best known "international" varieties originally cultivated in France and considered the parent of, with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon. Sauvignon's wonderfully distinctive aromatics generate some of wine's most colorful descriptors, among them "cat pee," herbaceous, grassy, citrusy the world over. In France, the apex of Sauvignon Blanc production is the Loire Valley, in the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, where the terroir expresses itself most beautifully through the grape. Sauvignon Blanc is also the leading white grape varietal in Bordeaux, where it is paired with the fatter, richer Sémillon to varying degrees. Relatively easy to cultivate, though more suited to cool climates, Sauvignon Blanc has made inroads in Europe outside of France, especially in Northeastern Italy's Friuli and Alto Adige, but also on the Slovenian border. These lovely wines are often overshadowed by Sauvignon Blanc's achievements in the New World, namely New Zealand, South Africa and California. New Zealand's Sauvignon Blancs, more conspicuously fruity than most French examples, landed the small island nation on the world wine map in the late-1980s and 1990s. South African Sauvignons are one of the most successful international varieties produced in that country and are often quite elegant and affordable. In California, Robert Mondavi managed to, almost single-handedly, created a market for Sauvignon Blanc by renaming his oak-fermented version Fumé Blanc. While some wineries still use the name, California Sauvignon Blanc has secured its place in the California wine pantheon, particularly those from the Napa Valley. Washington State, Chile and Argentina also have considerable plantings of the grape.
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Alcohol Content (%): 11.5